The Kansas Board of Regents today gave Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway a 5.75 percent payraise.
The increase amounts to an $11,931 increase from $207,489 to $219,420. The regents gave all public university chiefs and the executive director of the board the same percentage increase.
"The Kansas constituents of higher education are very fortunate to have these people," Regent Fred Kerr said.
Kerr said the increase is in line with the already approved 6.2 percent payraise for faculty.
Hemenway said he appreciated the salary boost.
"All the presidents and the chancellor ... appreciate the board's support and will work hard to live up to the confidence that has been shown," he said.
Here are the new salaries:
Jon Wefald, president of Kansas State: $208,820.
Don Beggs, president of Wichita State: $183,652.
Ed Hammond, president of Fort Hays State: $158,270.
Kay Shallenkamp, president of Emporia State: $147,639.
Tom Bryant, president of Pittsburg State: $145,270.
Kim Wilcox, executive director of the Kansas Board of Regents, $136,814.