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Ball State Hikes President's Salary After Spring Budget Cuts

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Ball State President Jo Ann Gora

In January, Ball State president Jo Ann Gora made the case to Indiana lawmakers their new funding higher ed funding formula was unfair to her university.

In March, she oversaw $11.8 million in budget cuts.

In July, Ball State gave Gora a raise.

From the Muncie Star-Press:

The Ball State University Board of Trustees approved a 10 percent increase in President Jo Ann Gora’s base pay during its meeting this past Friday. The $39,204 pay hike moves the president’s base salary from $392,040 to $431,244, effective July 1.

The trustees didn’t discuss the raise or Gora’s performance at the meeting Friday, instead voting to approve an agenda item called “Informational items: Attachment No. 4 — staff personnel salaries.”

The AP reported Ball State’s departments have “received 2.3 percent to distribute in pay raises” for faculty and staff.

A 2010 analysis of university president salaries shows Gora made the fourth-highest salary among heads of Mid-American Conference schools.

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