A slap in the face: CUNY wants to raise exec salaries on the heels of a tuition increase
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 maximum salary increases of more than 22% for deans, presidents, and Central administrators. The Chancellor’s maximum salary would jump 54% to $724,470, not including salary supplements such as housing allowances.
The rapid growth of executive salaries at CUNY was reported in a New York Times article in 2010, which showed compensation for top executives outpacing the cost of living,
The proposed compensation plan (available in full here) will be presented to the Board Committee on Faculty and Staff on June 4, 2012. If approved, it could be voted on by the full Board as early as June 25.
Petition campaign launched
A petition campaign calling on the Trustees to limit executive pay and has also been launched:
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. The trustees must limit executive pay and save tuition dollars for student aid.
The petition is available at http://www.change.org/petitions/cuny-board-of-trustees-limit-executive-pay-and-save-tuition-for-student-aid.
Executive pay plan
|Chancellory||Minimum Salary||Maximum (Now)||Maximum (Proposed)||Increase|
|Executive Vice Chancellor||$193,210||$348,884||$452,640||30%|
|Senior Vice Chancellor||$128,807||$248,024||$310,350||25%|
|Associate Vice Chancellor||$280,440||new|
|Senior University Dean||$280,440||new|
|Secretary of the Board||$112,503||$186,090||$263,220||41%|
|University Dean/University Administrator||$108,241||$195,815||$256,800||31%|
|University Associate Dean/University Associate Administrator||$92,514||$167,486||$223,200||33%|
|University Assistant Dean/University Assistant Administrator||$80,444||$145,744||$195,600||34%|
|Baruch College, Brooklyn College, The City College, Hunter College, Queens College, and the Graduate School and University Center|
|Senior Vice President||$132,422||$239,375||$306,000||28%|
|Dean/Administrator/Assistant Vice President||$100,132||$181,210||$231,600||28%|
|Associate Dean/Associate Administrator||$87,069||$157,681||$200,380||27%|
|CUNY-Wide and Professional Schools|
|The CUNY Law School, The Graduate School of Journalism, the School of Public Health, the School of Professional Studies, and the Macaulay Honors College|
|Senior Associate Dean||$115,149||new|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College, and The College of Staten Island|
|Senior Vice President||$127,281||$229,764||$280,800||22%|
|Dean/Administrator/Assistant Vice President||$96,140||$173,686||$212,400||22%|
|Associate Dean/Associate Administrator||$83,705||$151,298||$184,070||22%|
|Assistant Dean/Assistant Administrator||$72,419||$131,601||$165,430||26%|
|Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, and York College|
|Senior Vice President||$122,892||$222,230||$271,200||22%|
|Dean/Administrator/Assistant Vice President||$92,901||$168,197||$206,400||23%|
|Associate Dean/Associate Administrator||$80,779||$146,347||$178,245||22%|
|Assistant Dean/Assistant Administrator||$70,224||$127,296||$158,440||24%|
|Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Queensborough Community College and the New Community College, College, Queensborough Community College and the New Community College, College, Queensborough Community College and the New Community College, which has not yet been named|
|Senior Vice President||$117,354||$212,219||$260,400||23%|
|Dean/Administrator/Assistant Vice President||$88,721||$160,662||$198,000||23%|
|Associate Dean/Associate Administrator||$77,121||$139,781||$171,255||23%|
|Assistant Dean/Assistant Administrator||$67,089||$121,590||$152,615||26%|