College Board approves pay increase for university heads

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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 June.

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.

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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.