The State Board of Regents on Thursday approved the raises but stressed they would be funded through foundations at the schools, not by taxpayer money. The board members said the raises closed a salary gap with leaders at peer institutions. The raises are effective July 1.
University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Kansas State President Kirk Schulz each got $60,000 pay increases.
Other raises for presidents include: John Bardo, Wichita State; $15,000; Steve Scott, Pittsburg State; $6,000; and Michael Shonrock, $11,250.
The board also approved an $8,000 bonus for Regents President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Tompkins.