University of Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman is getting a 3% raise, bringing her salary to $603,357. The UM regents unanimously approved her salary increase – $17,574 higher than her current salary – at their Sept. 20, 2012 meeting. Regent Martin Taylor made the motion, praising her work and saying he wished they could do more. However, the raise – which Taylor described as “modest” – reflects a range of other factors, including tuition costs, state funding and other challenges.
As she’s done in the past, Coleman told the board that she planned to donate the increase to student scholarships for studying abroad. Taylor joked that regents should try doubling her salary, since she ends up giving increases back to the university.
This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Anderson Room on the Ann Arbor campus, where regents held their September meeting.