When Peter Likins was inaugurated in 1997, he took an $80,000 pay cut from his job as Lehigh University‚s president to take over UA‚s top job.
Since then, the Arizona Board of Regents has raised Likins‚ salary twice to its current $320,000 a year. Meanwhile, Likins has piloted the institution through sweatshop scandals, a continual loss of top faculty and, most recently, a series of budget cuts that have forced the university to return tens of millions of dollars to the state.
Last week UA staff and students found out that Likins ų one of UA‚s highest-paid employees ų would get a $148,394 raise.
They were shocked.