The University of South Carolina Carolina’s interim president, Brendan Kelly, will be paid $450,000 per year, the board of trustees decided Monday.
Kelly, the chancellor of USC Upstate whom trustees appointed Friday to temporarily replace Harris Pastides, will begin as interim president on Aug. 1, according to board of trustee documents.
The board was expected to name the school’s next president Friday from a pool of four finalists, but decided to reopen the search amid student protests that called for a more diverse search committee and diverse candidates.
Once the board finds a permanent replacement for Pastides, Kelly will return to USC Upstate as chancellor.
Before accepting the position, Kelly was paid $280,000, according to records from the S.C. Department of Administration.
Kelly will serve at the pleasure of the board, and his term does not have a solid expiration date.
Included in Kelly’s compensation package will be temporary housing in Columbia, a university vehicle, use of a dining club and country club “for use in connection with university-related activities.”