Source: Deseret News

“Dr. Vivian Lee, the former senior vice president of health sciences at the University of Utah who resigned April 28, will keep her $1 million salary for one year… Lee, who held the triple-title of senior vice president of health sciences, CEO of University of Utah Health and dean of the medical school, resigned after a tumultuous two weeks in which she and U. President David Pershing dismissed popular Huntsman Cancer Institute Director Mary Beckerle via email before Pershing rehired Beckerle a week later…. Dr. Ed Clark, chairman of the U.’s department of pediatrics, told the Deseret News last week that Lee’s resignation was “a devastating event for the University of Utah.”…But other faculty members said her actions in firing Beckerle via email, a decision made in conjunction with Pershing and the U. board of trustees, was questionable and lacked transparency.”