U of Colorado Tuition Hike Funded Raises For Phil DiStefano, Other Top Administrators

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Monday, January 30, 2012

The University of Colorado used money generated from last year's 9.3 percent tuition hike to reward many of its top administrators with raises, increasing Chancellor Phil DiStefano's salary by $49,000 to $389,000 and doling out tens of thousands of dollars in salary increases to other high-paid employees.

Now, with university administrators proposing an additional 15.7 percent tuition increase and a second round of raises, some CU regents say they were misled about what was presented to the board and to the public last year as a merit-based salary pool to reward faculty and staff with 3 percent raises.

Those regents say they're dismayed that students and their families were taxed -- during a lingering recession -- to fund

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