Portland State University's Board of Trustees has appointed Rahmat Shoureshi, a former dean at the University of Denver, as its ninth president.

The unanimous Monday morning vote means Shoureshi — currently the New York Institute of Technology’s interim president and provost — will start his new job at the 27,000-student public university Aug. 14. Shoureshi replaces Wim Wiewel, who's retiring.Shoureshi agreed to five-year contract that pays $599,988 annually.

“Dr. Shoureshi’s leadership experience and accomplishments at several prestigious universities will bring innovation, entrepreneurship and operational knowledge to take Portland State to the next level,” Board Chairman Pete Nickerson said.

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