SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) _ University of Rhode Island President David Dooley traveled for 118 days last year to places as far away as China, costing the university and its fundraising foundation nearly $54,600.
The Providence Journal reports that URI paid about $32,580 for Dooley's travel expenses and the University of Rhode Island Foundation picked up the rest of the costs.
Dooley's travels have cost nearly $150,000 since he arrived in South Kingstown in 2009.
Dooley has traveled to China, England, France and Germany. He also has gone several times to Montana, where he has a home and where he was a chemistry professor and administrator at Montana State University.
Dooley says the trips were well worth the cost and focused on fundraising, alumni relations, building corporate partnerships and increasing the university's global presence.