The former dean of NC Stateâ€™s College of Veterinary Medicine can take the â€˜interimâ€™ from his job title now.
He’s now N.C. State’s provost, getting the job for good after serving as interim provost since May of last year.
He’ll also hold the title of executive vice chancellor. The appointment was made Friday. His salary will be $315,000.
The provost is the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing a broad spectrum of academic and student affairs.
Arden, 53, was previously dean of NCSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
As the universityâ€™s chief academic officer, the provost oversees the policies and priorities that sustain educational excellence in academic and student affairs. The provostâ€™s responsibilities include leading academic strategic planning and resource allocation and overseeing academic personnel matters, including faculty recruitment, hiring, retention, performance, promotion and tenure.