ChristheJayhawk (Chris Condren)


Comment history

KU's interim provost fields tough questions on budget cuts at town hall meeting

135 people in Administration making an average of $200,000 per year? More proof that KU is not a good steward of the money it receives. This is just sad.

June 9, 2018 at 6:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU begins budget streamlining by consolidating some high-ranking financial positions

Just a minor reshuffling of the deck of cards. No administrator will lose their job. Salaries of the working folks will be frozen. Adjunct professors and grad students will carry the teaching load. A half a million dollars of checks will still be issued to a “Special Advisor” for no real work. And finally students will be hired to make calls to Alumni to encourage them to donate to feed the beast. Hail to Old KU.

June 5, 2018 at 5:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Interim provost: After $20M budget cuts, KU will need to 'say no' more often

Should not have hired former chancellor as Special Advisor for over $500k.

June 1, 2018 at 8:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU plans to cut roughly $20 million from Lawrence campus budget in upcoming fiscal year

I bet the $500K given away to the former chancellor would have come in handy to fill a part of the shortfall.

May 30, 2018 at 5:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chancellor Girod fires KU Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, citing lack of progress and necessary change in leadership

This had to happen. All the LJW did was expose the truth which showed that the KUAD was acting to provide high dollar employment to KUAD administrators with few positive results. Look at the people at the top. Zenger had very limited success regarding some facilities improvements. We still have two high salaried Assistant Athletic Director types brought in by Perkins who have lived of the largess of the KUAD for far too long. They got rich lengthy contracts just before Perkins had to leave. The LJW showed they got huge raises more money in 2012. They need to go.

May 21, 2018 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney argues that Regents violated open-meetings laws in agreeing to ex-chancellor's $510K salary

KU spends over a half million dollars for a no show job. Ridiculous! And to top it off I received an email from KU Endowment this week asking for money. I replied to the request advising them that KU has way too much money as evidenced by this gift of public funds.

May 12, 2018 at 7:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU football ticket sales down about $6 million per year; some question whether $300 million in new facilities will help

Facts are facts. It is no secret that attendance has suffered in the last decade due to the poor performance of teams on the field. I have been very critical of the KUAD and the way it has done business in the past. That said just look at the picture featured in this article. What a drab uninviting place the stadium has become. Few other building on campus have such a poor appearance. And on the inside the place is really lacking amenities seen in nearly any other major college venue. Really there is no other choice but to overhaul the stadium. The university needs to support the football program.

May 6, 2018 at 8:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recently disclosed letter from 2016 shows Regents agreeing to Gray-Little's $510K salary as 'expression of our gratitude'

It is interesting to get to see how this gift of KU funds was made to a high salaried employee by well heeled regents trying to make themselves feel good by rewarding a retiring chancellor. It is easy to be generous with other people’s money. I wonder if any other KU employees retiring in 2017 were given an extra year’s salary. I am certain the answer is no.

April 30, 2018 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Restore funds for higher ed

KU would give any new money to administrators in the form of bonuses. Starve the beast to make it appreciate the value of money.

April 28, 2018 at 2:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU community reacts to news that ex-chancellor still earning full salary as 'special advisor;' details on job remain few, far between

The ten million paid to old unethical Lou Perkins did KU no good at all. His department went into the tank before he left with a truck full of money. KU will get nothing for the 500k paid to a retired chancellor. By the way did the working folks at KU get any kind of raise this year?

April 28, 2018 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )