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KINGSTON â€“ Robert A. Weygand, the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s vice president for administration and finance, is stepping down from his position as of June 30.
However, he will not be leaving the university.
Weygand, 65, who announced his plan to step down in October, will be assuming a teaching position, serve as the director of the masterâ€™s of public administration program and teach in the universityâ€™s honors program.
According to Linda Acciardo, university spokeswoman, Weygand has taught courses at URI in the past, including lecturing periodically in the public administration program and in the landscape architecture program.
Weygand most recently co-taught a course in public policy in the public administration program last year.
As a state employee with more than 20 years of service, Weygand is entitled to continue working for the state, according to Acciardo. His contract allows him to teach for three years and to earn 80 percent of his current salary of $208,710.
Weygand will be an academic employee, earning $166,978 per year.
He is also entitled to a vacation payout, as employees who move from a calendar year position to an academic year position typically earn. They are not permitted to payout of sick leave until termination of their employment.
Acciardo said Weygand will teach courses in political science, the honors program and the masterâ€™s program in public administration, of which he will also serve as director. He will be assigned nine credit hours a semester, three course a semester for teaching, and three administrative credit hours for directing the public administration program.
Weygandâ€™s position is not newly created, but he will be filling a needed faculty position, Acciardo said.
Weygand, who holds four degrees, all from URI, has had a varied and interesting career.
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