The Kentucky State University Board of Regents approved Raymond Burse’s request to hand him a pay-cut.
The interim president has decided to allocate the difference amount to increase the salary of 24 “minimum wage” employees. Burse said that some of the employees were just earning as little as $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage, wbko reports.
As a result, Burse will receive $259,744 annually instead of $349,869, while the employee’s wages will be raised to $10.25 an hour.
Burse said the move is to ensure that university workers are made aware that school’s board and president “care about them and want to do the very best by them.”
“This is not a publicity stunt,” Burse said. “You don’t give up $90,000 for publicity. I did this for the people,” Lexington Herald-Leader reports. “I was in a position where I could do that.” READ FULL