October 3, 2011
Regents vote unanimously on deferral of presidential pay increases
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s State Board of Regents held a special meeting via conference call Monday October 3, 2011 at 9 am to take action on deferring presidential salary increases. The Regents have unanimously voted to wait on these increases until a later date.
“We appreciate Governor Herbert’s leadership and his strong commitment to advancing higher educational opportunities for Utah citizens,” said State Board of Regents Chair David Jordan in a statement issued last month. “We share the Governor’s confidence that, with all interested parties working together, we can establish a compensation policy that will keep Utah competitive in recruiting and retaining outstanding college and university presidents.”
On September 16, Regents voted to engage a consultant to study presidential compensation and to move salaries closer to peer institutions based preliminary results. After that decision was made, Governor Herbert recommended the Regents defer presidential salary adjustments until completion of a full study.
About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at http://www.higheredutah.org.
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