Arnold "Arnie" Combe has been appointed interim vice president for administrative services at the University of Utah.

Combe is assistant vice president for financial and accounting services at the U. He replaces Thomas G. Nycum, who has joined the Salt Lake Organizing Committee as managing director of games services.The U. will conduct a national search for a new vice president, said U. President J. Bernard Machen.

Combe has worked at the U. since 1985 and earned his bachelor and master's degrees from the institution.