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UPDATE: KU Chancellor Joins Other University Presidents To Give Up Pay Increase


Updated June 23, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.

The chancellor of the University of Kansas is joining the presidents of four other state universities in giving up her annual pay increase.

KU spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson says Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little has regularly made gifts to the university in excess of her annual salary increase and plans to do the same again this year.

The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved 2% pay hikes for university presidents. The leaders of Wichita State, Kansas State, Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State have already said they intend to decline the raise or donate that money back to their schools.

Original AP story published June 23, 2015:

The presidents of four Kansas universities say they will decline or donate a 2 percent pay increase approved for them last week.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the raises for the presidents the same day a 3.6 percent tuition and fee increase was imposed on students.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the presidents of Wichita State, Kansas State, Pittsburg State and Fort Hays State say they will decline the raises or donate the money to programs at their schools.

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has not said what she will do with the raise.

The interim president of Emporia State was not included in the pay increase.