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CUNY Board of Trustees: Limit Executive Pay & Save Student Aid!

CUNY Board of Trustees: Limit Executive Pay & Save Student Aid!

Plans before the Board of Trustees would raise the very highest salaries at CUNY even higher—and at a rate faster than inflation. A June 4, 2012 draft includes salary range increases of more than 22% for deans, presidents, and Central administrators. The Chancellor’s maximum salary would jump 54% to $724,470, not including other forms of compensation.

This is a shameful use of taxpayer and tuition dollars, especially when students are facing new hikes, departments remain on hiring freeze, and faculty and staff continue to work without a contract. 

In the spirit of shared sacrifice and public accountability, executive salaries must be held in check. CUNY needs leaders dedicated to public higher education, not greedy executives looking for a handout. The trustees must limit executive pay and save tuition dollars for student aid.

 

For updated information on executive pay increases, see http://occupycunynews.org/tag/executive-pay.