Michigan State President Gets Salary Hike...for Donating Prior Hike

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Michigan State University's board of trustees has given President Lou Anna K. Simon a salary hike. Their reasoning? She works hard, she produces results--and she has a history of giving her salary hikes back to the university. Simon sent a January pay boost of $85,000 right back to MSU's coffers, the State News reports. And the Board of Trustees took note: "The high philanthropic standard she and [husband] Roy have set has been crucial to the success of our capital campaign," the board chairman told the Lansing State Journal. "They lead by example." Simon thanked the board but did not say where this $70,000 raise will go.