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State universities’ chief executive officers get no pay raise this year

September 16, 2010

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— Expressing regret over the decision, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday froze salaries for the chief executive officers at the regents universities for the second straight year.

Board members said because of the weak economy and tight state budget they couldn't give raises.

Regent Dan Lykins of Topeka said, "They're not asking for any kind of raise this year. I sure hope the economy changes so that we can look at it again. It's not fair."

Regents set the state-funded salaries of the CEOs and the compensation cap of private dollars used to supplement the total salary.

According to regents staff, the salaries for the leaders at the six regents universities are as follows:

• Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, $267,177 and a cap of $425,000;

• Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz, $255,298 and a cap of $350,000;

• Wichita State University President Don Beggs, $255,298 and a cap of $277,160;

• Fort Hays State University President Ed Hammond, $202,593 and a cap of $223,860;

• Pittsburg State University President Steven Scott, $202,593 and a cap of $213,200

• Emporia State University President Michael Lane, $202,540 and a cap of $213,200;

Comments

CreatureComforts 3 years, 10 months ago

When the "little guys" who live paycheck-to-paycheck get no raise, I am glad that the folks who rake it in do not either...only fair.

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wastewatcher 3 years, 10 months ago

I would like for Regent Lykins to express his views on what is fair.

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Godot 3 years, 10 months ago

Every single adminstrator, the so-called profesional class of the university system, should be required to take a decrease in salary of at least 10 percent. They don't like it? Let them find a better paying job in some other bankrupt state.

It is far past time for the public sector executives to feel the pain of the "worst recession since the Great Depression."

Why should they not only be exempt, but be allowed to prosper while the rest of us suffer?

By the way, has Obama cut his entertainment and travel budget to reflect the suffering of the less privileged citizens in this great decline? Has Big University even tried? NO. They, being the educated, publicly employed elite, are exempt from suffering from a decline in income and buying power, unlike their lowly, similarly educated, but privately employed peers. Or is there such a thing as "peer" between the pubicly and privately employed?.

I can hear it now. Not, "Let them eat cake," but, "Make them eat broccoli without salt," directed at the private proles, while the the public elite dine on fine beef, caviar, cognac and top it off with" ...... fill in the blank.

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lgreen17 3 years, 10 months ago

Hey Dan Lykins! Well, it's not fair that the employees of the university haven't had a raise in two years!! I didn't hear any of you say that you regretted the little people not getting a raise this, or last, year!

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