September 3, 2004
Arizona State University President Michael Crow has appointed Mernoy Harrison as provost of a planned campus in downtown Phoenix, school officials announced Thursday.
Harrison, who is executive vice president for finance and administration at ASU’s main campus in Tempe, will assume his new role immediately, said Nancy Neff, assistant vice president of public affairs.
Harrison, who joined ASU in 1997, will report to Milton Glick, ASU’s executive vice president and provost. The promotion doesn’t include a salary increase, Neff said. Harrison is paid $200,000 a year.
Harrison will oversee construction of the so-called Capital Center campus in downtown Phoenix, which will eventually serve 15,000 students, Neff said.
Last month, the Arizona Board of Regents approved a memorandum of understanding to build a full-scale University of Arizona medical school at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus of the Arizona university system at Seventh and Van Buren streets. ASU wants to relocate its School of Nursing there, too.
ASU also is planning to relocate its School of Public Affairs, School of Social Work, School of Community Development and Service, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, and Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Locations haven’t been determined. Part of Harrison’s role will be to evaluate sites.
Crow on Thursday authorized a nationwide search for a chief financial officer and a university budget director, Neff said. Harrison’s responsibilities will go to other positions:
• Paul Ward, vice president and general counsel, will
become the vice president of university administration and general counsel.
• Richard Stanley, senior vice president and university planner, will oversee all university planning processes.