More School Presidents Forgo Some Pay

Wisconsin and Arizona State administrators join growing list of school leaders who are giving back in tough times.

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Wisconsin President Kevin Reilly and Arizona State President Michael Crow are the latest in a string of administrators to donate part of their salaries or bonuses to their schools and students. Reilly is giving back $70,000 of his $73,000 raise to a fund set aside for need-based financial aid, and Crow is donating his $60,000 bonus to a similar fund.

At Stanford, Provost John Etchemendy and President John Hennessy both agreed to cut their salaries by 10 percent (Hennessy makes $701,501), while Cornell's David Skorton has turned down a pay raise. Michael McCall, the president of Kentucky Community and Technical Schools, declined to accept a salary increase and bonus.

Top administrators from the University of Connecticut, the University of Louisville, Rutgers, Washington State, the University of Washington, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Pennsylvania, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Central Florida, and the University of South Florida have also given up pay increases and bonuses, taken a pay cut, and/or donated significant sums back to their universities, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.