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.
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.