Last day to sign up to testify at Board Hearing next Monday
Today is the last day to sign up to testify at Monday’s Board Hearing at Hostos Community College. Many are planning to testify about the ongoing Pathways general education plans and a proposal to raise executive salaries. Call the Office of the Secretary at (212) 794-5450 before 4:30 pm and say you want to speak about item No. 5B.
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Monday, June 18, 2012, 5:00pm
Hostos Community College (3rd Floor Cafeteria), 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx
To speak at this Board Hearing, call the Office of the Secretary at (212) 794-5450 before 4:30 pm on FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 and say you want to speak about item No. 5B.
CUNY plans to raise the maximum levels of executive pay 22–54%, with the Chancellor earning up to nearly $725,000. Students, faculty, and staff are given only one opportunity to comment on proposed raises before the Board votes on them.
For information on public hearings and the calendar for the June 25 meeting, see http://www.cuny.edu/about/trustees/meetings.html
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, such as housing.
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.