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College president takes a pay cut to help least compensated workers

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    He's may be tarred and feathered for this act of defiance.

  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Baron doesn't believe it's enough.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It's nice, but I'll be more impressed when a major college president does it and when a football coach does it.
  4. Gordon Gee could stop world hunger if he gave up his bow-tie fund.
  5. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Member

    Just maybe the US Congress might take note here and decide to follow suit...
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Many moons ago, when I was just starting out in academia, the president at my former institution informed the faculty that the state had appropriated some such amount of money for salary increases. He further informed us that, rather than allocate the money across-the-board*, he intended to direct the bulk of it toward raising the pay at the low end of the scale (i.e., the janitors and the dining hall staff, etc.).

    Never in my life have I heard a large group of people change from one song ("I don't wanna hear about no stinkin' market value ...") to another ("These janitors already are compensated waaaay above what the market says they're worth!").

    The president shelved his plan in very short order.

    *Generally there'd be some such of a percentage raise granted on average, with deans and department chairs left to sort it out at the individual faculty member level.
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    I suspect the school's board of trustees will yank his chain in short order, mainly because of the precedent/ basis of negotiation this will establish.
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Not really.

    He's only at Kentucky State for 12 months, long enough for them to find a permanent president. Guy was also president of the school in the 1980s.
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Then the new guy will almost certainly revoke it (the BOT will probably do it for him).
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