System backs Tarleton VP pay raises

Campus & Local, State

By Caleb McCaig –

The Texas A&M University System has expressed its support for the executive pay raises that Tarleton State University put into effect October 1, 2012.

A statement from Steven B. Moore, the vice chancellor of the office of marketing and communications for the A&M University System said, “We support [President Dominic] Dottavio’s comments to you and are proud of the continued success of the campus.”

Dottavio said the raises, which ranged between $14,000 and $25,000, were “market adjustments” for three vice presidents that were needed to make executive pay competitive. According to an email sent out from Dottavio last summer, faculty and staff pay raises would be between $100 to $133.33 per month to those who qualified.

The raises came into effect after another executive, Tye Minckler, vice president of finance and administration was hired at $175,000 per year, which was substantially more than the salaries of other university executives.

The faculty senate is expected to discuss the pay raises in a meeting following the spring break holiday.


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