University leaders get 1.5% pay raise

By The Mercury

The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 1.5-percent pay raise for chief executive officers at five of the six regents’ universities.

The approval on Thursday also includes a 1.5-percent bonus for Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins of Topeka.

With the base pay raise, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz will make $466,951, up from $460,050, including both private and state funds.

Wichita State President John Bardo will make $350,175; Pittsburg State President Steve Scott will make $258,194; Emporia State President Michael Shonrock will make $255,019; and University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will make $500,040.

At Fort Hays State University, newly hired president Mirta Martin did not receive a pay raise because she starts July 1.

The pay raises for the presidents are paid for with university public funds and were based on total salaries, not just the state’s portion.

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