Higher Ed Board may study salary competitiveness

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR-KCND) – North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott says there is a need to examine what the state pays faculty, staff and administration salaries in the state’s colleges and universities, and compare them with regional and national salaries.

The State Board of Higher Education recently hired Dr. David Cook as the new president at NDSU. He will be paid $420,000 per year. It makes him the highest paid president in the University System. The salary was negotiated.

Hagerott says salary was an issue before Cook was hired.  He says the Board is looking at hiring a consulting group that does salary surveys.

Hagerott says this will be a big topic when the Board holds its retreat in early Summer.

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