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Petitioning CUNY Board of Trustees Rita DiMartino and 19 others

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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