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Limit executive pay and save tuition for student aid

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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For updated information on executive pay increases, see http://occupycunynews.org/tag/executive-pay.

This petition was delivered to:
  • CUNY Board of Trustees
    Rita DiMartino
  • 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
  • CUNY Board of Trustees
    Charles Shorter
  • CUNY Board of Trustees
    Carol Robles-Roman
  • 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
  • Deputy Secretary of the Board
    Hourig Messerlian


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