An administrator who resigned as a dean last year from a New York university has been named senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Sacha Kopp was dean of arts and sciences when he resigned from the State University of New York-Stony Brook. The university had undergone budget cuts. He remains on the Stony Brook faculty, UNO said.

The Stony Brook student newspaper quoted Kopp last year as saying in an email: “I am mindful of the frustration felt over the substantial operating deficit we inherited and the additional significant cuts faced by the College during these last four years. I have shared your disappointment over this unfortunate reality and done my best to ensure that the College both meets its core obligations to its students, and sustains and builds its program of excellence.”

He was dean of arts and sciences there from 2014 to mid-2018.

UNO Chancellor Jeffrey Gold said in a press release that Kopp is “a true leader in higher education with a demonstrated record as an effective educator and inspirational leader.” Gold said Kopp has his “utmost confidence.”

He starts in mid-June and will be paid $315,000 a year. The NU Board of Regents must approve his hiring.

Before his Stony Brook stint, Kopp served as associate dean for undergraduate education of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a physicist.

UNO’s press release says Kopp helped increase research and donor support. The press release says he diversified student recruitment and increased success by students from “at risk,” or low-income, households.

Kopp will replace UNO Senior Vice Chancellor B.J. Reed, a longtime faculty member and administrator at UNO.