U Of M Regents Scrutinize Administrative Pay
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) – As tuition and student debt are on the rise, so is the scrutiny regarding executive pay at the University of Minnesota.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that a special three-member committee will meet to discuss current practices in administrative pay, led by chairman Richard Beeson.
A previous regents committee, held in 2006, pushed for former president Robert Bruininks to create guidelines for administrative pay in addition to keeping the committee informed.
Beeson stated that these suggestions were largely ignored. Regents were further surprised to find that top administrators who returned to teaching kept their executive pay, instead of reverting to lower wages.
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