The Board of Regents voted Friday to award the three raises as recommended in a salary study by New York-based Sibson Consulting. The firm found Maryland’s university presidents were paid below their peers, with University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh’s salary of $600,000 in the 43rd percentile. The board approved a $75,000 raise for Loh.
Representatives of faculty and students generally expressed support for the raises.
A.J. Pruitt, the president of the Student Government Association at the University of Maryland, College Park, said he believes Loh’s performance justifies a salary increase, although he would like to see resources spread elsewhere on campus as well.
Editor's Note: "Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach’s salary of about $385,000 will increase by $20,000."