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Martin B. Solomon, a computer administrator at the University of South Carolina, has been named special assistant to the president for information technology at the University of Utah.

In his new capacity, Solomon will report to U. President Arthur K. Smith, who also served at USC as provost and interim president before his appointment as president of the U.

At USC, solomon was vice provost for computing and communication.

He managed a staff of 200 and was responsible for academic, administrative and library computing as well as telephone services and computer networking.

He was also a professor in the computer science department.

Solomon has also managed computing organizations for the University of Kentucky and Ohio State University.

"It is clear that computing and communications technologies will assist higher education in improving and enhancing the higher education process," Solomon said in a press release from the U.

As a special assistant to the president, Solomon will work with the vice presidents for academic affairs, health sciences, research, administrative services, university relations, development, student affairs and budget and planning.

He will also help represent the U. to state and federal agencies in matters relating to distance learning, electronic highways and high-performance computing.