For Utah college presidents, raise in pay, ire?

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Utah public college presidents would get raises of up to 24 percent in July under a plan approved by the Utah Board of Regents.

The extra money is designed to bring relatively low Utah salaries closer to rates at similar schools, a move Utah Commissioner of Higher Education David Buhler said is necessary to attract the best leaders.

"Decisions they make can have an effect not just on students and faculty, but their decisions can also save the state millions of dollars," he said. "We understand the economy is still not booming [but] we recognize they’re valuable in the market."

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