Thursday, October 30, 2008

Student trustees ask top administrators to freeze salaries

The three student representatives to the Board of Trustees have proposed that administrators who earn $150,000 or more annually agree to voluntarily freeze their salaries for two years.

While the savings this would realize would probably not be significant, the students say that, in the face of tough economic times, the move would send a message to the entire university community that "we're all in this together." UIS student trustee Craig McFarland says he plans to raise the issue when the Board meets in Springfield on November 13.

Download a pdf file of an article that appeared in the October 28, 2008, Champaign News Gazette