The UW System Board of Regents is being asked to increase salaries for top university officials.
UW System spokesman David Giroux says the Board of Regents is expected to vote on a proposal this week that would raise salary ranges for chancellors and system executives. Giroux says the measure would help to bring salaries for top UW officials into the lower end of what similar campuses are paying their top officials.
The proposal would set a new salary range for the UW-Madison chancellor of between $370,000 and $452,000 a year. Smaller UW campuses would see a salary range set at between $194,000 and $237,000.
Three UW campuses are currently searching for new chancellors. Giroux says attracting new talent will be difficult when the current UW-Madison Chancellor makes 21-percent below the median rate of his peers. UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley makes $327,000 a year, but Giroux says his peers make over half a million dollars. Giroux says competitive salaries are needed to attract quality leadership.
If approved, the range increases would take effect in July.