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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 […]

President’s salary brought in line with region

The Board of Regents of Washington State University approved a new employment agreement with President V. Lane Rawlins May 7. The agreement will raise Rawlins’ base salary to $300,000 per year beginning June 1. Rawlins currently earns a base salary of $254,065 per year. He became president of Washington State University in June 2000.The agreement […]