Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Tell us what grade you would give the three presidents.
The Iowa Board of Regents is meeting in closed session today to evaluate the presidents of Iowa's three public universities. They will also evaluate Regents Executive Director Bob Donley. University of Iowa President Sally Mason makes $493,272, University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen makes $339,456 and Iowa State University President Steven Leath $448,800. So what do you think? Have they earned their salaries this year? What grade should the Regents give the leaders of Iowa's universities? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Board of Regents approved the raises during their meeting today.
Pay raises have been approved for the three presidents of Iowa's state universities. Iowa State University President Steven Leath, University of Iowa President Sally Mason and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen will all receive a pay raise of 2 percent. The Iowa Board of Regents approve the measure during its meeting on the University of Northern Iowa campus today. In past years, the Regents had increase the presidents' salaries by 4 percent. Regents President Craig Lang said the smaller increase reflects the reality of current budget an economic challenges. "If we ask the universities to limit their budget increases by a 2.5 percent increase, we think we should lead by example," he said. Leath's base salary will increase from…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Iowa House Republicans are discussing a bill that would prohibit Iowa's university presidents from getting raises or increased benefits if the schools raise tuition.
As tuition continues to rise, the presidents of University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa have caught the eye of Iowa House Republicans. More specifically, their salaries. According to reporting from Iowa Politics, the House Republicans are discussing a bill that would prohibit the presidents from getting raises if the universities increase tuition. Is it fair to hold back the president's salaries if tuition is increased? Tell us in comments. Since 2004, tuition and mandatory fees at the three schools have gone up about 44 percent, according to data from the Iowa Board of Regents. Meanwhile, the presidents' salaries also climbed. The presidents' latest raises packed a few more dollars onto their six-figure …