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Mississippi College Board Approves Pay Increase for University Heads

Salary increases of 5 percent have been approved by the
state College Board for the heads of Mississippi’s
public universities.

The increases, made public in a Monday statement, were
approved in executive session as part of the board’s regular monthly meeting in

According to the statement, the increases included: Malvin
A. Williams Sr., interim president of Alcorn State, from $175,000 to $183,750;
Delta State President John M. Hilpert, from $183,750 to $192,937; Jackson State
President Ronald Mason Jr., from $210,000 to $220,500; Mississippi State
President Robert H. Foglesong, from $210,000 to $220,500; Mississippi
University for Women President Claudia A. Limbert, $183,750 to $192,937; and
Mississippi Chancellor Robert C. Khayat, from $210,000 to $220,500.

Also during the June meeting, the Board approved a 5 percent
increase to Hilpert’s foundation salary supplement from $27,500 to $28,875, and
voted to change Ross’s official start date at Alcorn
State from July 1 to Sept. 1.

During an executive session this month, the board
voted to approve an increase to Khayat’s foundation salary supplement from
$199,000 to $208,500, according to the board statement.

– Associated Press

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