Leaders Of Kansas Public Universities See Pay Raise Using Private Dollars

By: Melissa Brunner, Carissa Fox
By: Melissa Brunner, Carissa Fox

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ With lawmakers reducing higher education funding this session the leaders of six Kansas public universities will see their pay go up using private dollars.

The Board Of Regents approved the raises today that were aimed at keeping the pay competitive with peer schools.

The largest increases of $60,000 each go to Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz and KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.

The raise inches Gray-Little's salary close to $500,000, while Schulz will earn $460,000.

Emporia State President Michael Shonrock will see his pay go up just over $11,000 to top $250,000.

Wichita State President John Bardo will see a pay increase from $330,000 to $345,000 that's a $15,000 proposed jump in pay.

Fort Hays State President Ed Hammond's salary of $255,200 will go up by $11,000 to $266,450.

And Pittsburgh State President Steve Scott's salary will increase by $11,000 from $248,378 to $254,378.

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