While the Alabama A&M University faculty received a sympathetic response today from university President Andrew Hugine, a request for pay raises is likely not going to be granted.
At today's board of trustees committee meetings, new faculty senate President Marjorie Battle said the faculty have not received "any kind" of pay raise for at least five years and perhaps as long as seven years.
In giving the faculty senate report, Battle said the faculty has been forced to incur higher medical insurance rates without any additional compensation. She requested that "something will be put in there for raises for faculty" in the 2014 fiscal year budget, which begins Oct. 1, 2013.
In responding to Battle's report, Hugine said he was "particularly concerned" about the cost of living raises. According to the Alabama A&M website, the school has 348 faculty members.