More Utah college presidents donating their raises

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More college presidents are turning down raises approved for them by the Utah Board of Regents. The Deseret News reports at least five presidents are donating or declining the salary boosts, which were meant to help the state retain top administrators. Leaders at Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and University of Utah say they will donate the money to scholarships. The president of Snow College says he won’t take the raise unless the Legislature approves pay increases for faculty and staff. Regents on Friday approved raises ranging from 2.8 percent to 12.5 percent for all eight of Utah’s college and university presidents. Regents say college president salaries are up to 30 percent lower than the median salary for presidents of similar institutions in other states.

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