So you think North Carolina is the only state where budget cuts for higher education gets people wound up?
Check this out- The University of Kentucky's board of trustees recently approved a retro-active pay hike for its president, Lee T. Todd, Jr., a $157,000 bump said bring his salary more in line with what his peers earn.
Here's the thing: It came at a time of great budget angst in Kentucky; university faculty and staff haven't gotten raises in several years, and folks there are pretty riled that the president got the big pay hike.
Oh, and it's effective last year, a turn-the-clock-back move that will let Todd draw more when he retires.
It's not a raise, trustees insist. It's a "reclassification."
He now earns more than $511,000. By comparison, Chancellors Holden Thorp at UNC-Chapel Hill and Randy Woodson at N.C. State earn $420,000.
So here's where it gets good. Some enterprising soul in Kentucky put the whole raise, er, reclassification issue into perspective, youtube style.