CU: Top-Earning Administrators Passed Up For Raises This Year

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Top-earning University of Colorado administrators – including Chancellor Phil DiStefano – will not receive pay increases this year, according to a report given to the Board of Regents today.

Recognizing controversy surrounding raises for top officials that were funded by last year's tuition increases -- including a $49,000 raise for DiStefano, who now earns $389,000 -- university officials put a cap on such raises this year. Administrators earning $175,000 or more weren't eligible at all.

Those earning $100,000 to $175,000 were eligible for raises up to $2,000. Nobody in the president's cabinet – which includes three chancellors and seven senior vice chancellors – received raises from the tuition-funded compensation pool, according to the report. With the raise caps, only Tanya Kelly-Bowry, a vice president for government relations who earns $174,562, would actually be eligible for a raise.

CU President Bruce Benson, who earns $359,100, turned his raise down last year.

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