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Regents approve president’s contract extension

SPOKANE – A contract extension with President Elson S. Floyd through June 30, 2016, was approved by the WSU Board of Regents at their regularly scheduled meeting at WSU Spokane.   “The board of regents believes that it is important, especially in this difficult financial time, to send a strong message about the continuity of […]

Faculty salary study recommends changes

Longstanding underfunding by the state Legislature is the major impediment to faculty salary increases, according to a recently completed report by a Faculty Senate salary committee. Salary compression is also a concern. The Faculty Affairs Committee and Faculty Senate will be considering salary issues, including those raised in the report, and will make recommendations to […]

Supplemental budget request itemized

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents. Operating Budget • Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000 The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, […]

Next president might make over a half million per year

If Washington State University wants a good leader, it’ll have to pay. As the university prepares to replace retiring President V. Lane Rawlins, officials are calculating how much more they will likely have to pay his successor. The university will need to pay more than what it currently pays Rawlins to make the position competitive, said Rafael Stone, WSU Board of Regent […]

Proposed budget funds salary increases, 50 new faculty

Washington State University’s proposed 2005-07 budget will go up for final approval at its Nov. 16 Board of Regents meeting in Seattle. “Major budget priorities identified in the strategic plan and addressed in the budget allocations, include competitive salaries, additional faculty positions, graduate education, and lower division programs at WSU Vancouver and WSU Tri-Cities,” said […]

No across-the-board budget cuts planned

Washington State University President V. Lane Rawlins, in his Update for Faculty/Staff, announced May 17 that the university:* will not make any across-the-board cuts at the beginning of the biennium on July 1. * will add to the state’s 3.2 percent increase in the salary pool. Through use of local funds the university will bring the […]

Pay increases: Who receives funds under proposed budgets

WSU Today recently asked Karl Boehmke, the university’s executive director of planning and budget, what the three state proposed budgets — from Gov. Christine Gregoire, the House and Senate — provided for funding in regards to salary increases. Boehmke outlined the proposed salary funding as follows (please note, this might change in the final state operating budget): […]

Widening salary gap may demand cuts

The Faculty Senate recently completed a faculty salary study, comparing Washington State University’s pay levels with those of 19 peer universities. The conclusion, said Robert Rosenman, professor of economics who chaired the study committee, is that WSU faculty are “horribly underpaid.”WSU President V. Lane Rawlins and Faculty Senate President Chuck Pezeshki agree.“We fell from about […]