Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Iowa university presidents agree to no pay raises this year - Vanessa Miller, the Gazette

The Iowa Board of Regents’ university presidents won’t get pay raises this year — for a second year in a row — after a rocky Legislative session slashed state support for higher education and prompted last minute tuition hikes. That decision — which was mutually agreed upon by the university presidents and regent leadership — will save the institutions both money and public critique as they continue to shift their cost burden from the state to students and families. “The board is very happy with the work university leadership is doing,” board spokesman Josh Lehman told The Gazette on Monday. “However, given the current budget situation, it was agreed there would not be raises for the presidents this year.” Every summer the board evaluates the performance of its institutional heads and considers whether to boost compensation. Regents made no public comment after their reviews in June, but Lehman confirmed the board at its meeting Wednesday will consider approving a pay raise only for Steve Gettel, superintendent of the Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School. http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/iowa-university-presidents-agree-to-no-pay-raises-this-year-20170731

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