Dean named for University of Texas medical school
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The University of Texas has named a dean for the first medical school to be established by a tier-one university in decades.
Clay Johnston will assume his new role as head of UT's Dell Medical School on March 1. The 49-year-old currently is associate vice chancellor of research for the University of California, San Francisco.
The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1aJitXP ) Johnston will oversee construction, hiring, curriculum development, admissions and other matters that must be concluded before the Dell school enrolls its first students in fall 2016. Fifty students will be admitted annually for at least the first four years.
Johnston, who will earn $675,000, says it will take 20 years for the school to achieve broad excellence and prominence.
Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com