Limit executive pay and save tuition for student aid
  • Petitioned Rita DiMartino

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CUNY Board of Trustees
Rita DiMartino
CUNY Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Wiesenfeld
CUNY Board of Trustees
Peter Pantaleo
CUNY Board of Trustees
Wellington Chen
CUNY Board of Trustees
Frieda Foster
CUNY Board of Trustees
Judah Gribetz
CUNY Board of Trustees
Joseph Lhota
CUNY Board of Trustees
Hugo Morales
CUNY Board of Trustees
Kathleen Pesile
CUNY Board of Trustees
Carol Robles-Roman
CUNY Board of Trustees
Charles Shorter
CUNY Board of Trustees
Sam Sutton
CUNY Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Weisenfeld
CUNY Board of Trustees
Kafui Kouakou
Vice-Chancellor for Human Resources Mangamenet
Gloriana Waters
CUNY Board of Trustees
Benno Schmidt
CUNY Board of Trustees
Valerie Lancaster Beal
CUNY Board of Trustees
Philip Berry
Secretary of the Board
Jay Hershenson
Deputy Secretary of the Board
Hourig Messerlian

Limit executive pay and save tuition for student aid

    1. OccupyCUNY Campaigns
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      OccupyCUNY Campaigns

      New York, NY

The Board of Trustees just raised the very highest salaries at CUNY even higher—and at a rate faster than inflation. On June 25, 2012, the Board approved salary range increases of more than 22% for deans, presidents, and Central administrators. The Chancellor's maximum salary jumped 54% to $724,470, not including other forms of compensation, such as housing.

This is a shameful use of taxpayer and tuition dollars, especially when students are facing new hikes, departments remain on hiring freeze, and faculty and staff continue to work without a contract. 

In the spirit of shared sacrifice and public accountability, executive salaries must be held in check. CUNY needs leaders dedicated to public higher education, not greedy executives looking for a handout. The trustees must limit executive pay and save tuition dollars for student aid.

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    • Kenn Watt BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Why does anyone running a public university need to make three-quarters of a million dollars a year plus perks like housing allowance? Why does anyone need a housing allowance at that salary? Why should I be saddled with more student loan than I can ever repay at the going salary rate for new professors when its going to be difficult to even attain a position after 8 or 9 years getting a humanities degree (b/c colleges are cutting back on hiring to finance new dining halls and sports centers?)

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    • Dorothy White MIAMI, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I taught for CUNY for years back in the 1990's. Used to be a great place for education and economic mobility, now it's supposed to be about making a buck!!???

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    • Carolyn Barber HIGHLAND PARK, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      These raises make me want to spit!!! My husband is a graduate student at the CUNY graduate center and had to teach two courses on top of his full course load just to earn his measly "Chancellor's Fellowship" stipend!

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      • over 2 years ago

      CUNY needs leaders dedicated to public service, and a BOT that represents the interests of quality public education. Approval of these increases means CUNY has neither.

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    • Rachel Youens BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      We want a society that supports the spirit of the poor man's Harvard, with education for all; and for adjuncts, who have earned advanced degrees, to be valued for our efforts to educate our students with reasonable salaries, not presidents and deans who are corporate, financially insulated, and arrogant.

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