Best In The State? Gov. Rick Snyder's Performance Bonus To Grand Valley State U Tops All Other Public Universities

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grand Valley State University administrators have reason to celebrate now that Gov. Rick Snyder has unveiled his budget proposal.

The governor’s plan includes a one-time bonus based on how well each of Michigan’s 15 public universities performed in what Snyder considers important areas for higher education ---- and GVSU is at the top of the list.

“The confirmation of GVSU’s high quality, our talented students and our administrative efficiency is confirmed for all to see,” said Matt McLogan, vice president for University Relations.

He said GVSU’s proposed one-time bonus of $3.9 million is based upon the following factors: the number of degrees awarded over the past several years, degrees awarded in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math, the number of students who receive Pell grants and “compliance with tuition restraint.”

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