Western Michigan University President John Dunn will be receiving a one percent pay raise this year, but has vowed to donate the additional money to student scholarships.
The WMU Board of Trustees approved the raise at a board meeting on Wednesday.
Last year, trustees approved criteria for evaluating Dunn, which included developing a strategic plan for the university, increasing alumni involvement and engagement, and creating and maintaining a long-term financial plan. A president evaluation committee was created to determine an appropriate pay rate.
“It was important for us to ask and answer some important questions,” said Chairman Bill Johnston. “Did we, as a board, understand the relationship between compensation and benefits for the president of this great university in relation to other presidents in Michigan and sister universities in the Mid-American conference?"