The Kent State Board of Trustees awarded President Beverly Warren a raise after carrying out her annual performance review.
“We found that the university’s attainment of goals all exceed expectations, and we commend President Warren for her outstanding work toward the advancement and well-being of Kent State,” said Lawrence Pollock, the Board of Trustees chair. “We truly thank you for your determination, your sweat and your tears.”
The board unanimously gave Warren, who is in her fourth year as university president, a positive review, citing “the university’s progress in advancing its ‘Students First’ priority, academic reputation, enrollment, quality of the student body, research funding, fundraising and financial and operational performance” as reasons for praise and reward.
“Be it resolved that President Warren shall receive a 2 percent increase in her base salary and the full balance of the 2016/17 performance incentive, effective immediately, and that her employment shall continue as previously authorized by the Kent State University Board of Trustees,” Pollock said.
Warren will receive $93,636 for her performance incentive, which is provided in her contract and awarded annually at the board’s discretion. With the 2 percent increase, her salary will be increasing from $468,180.
“This is really such a community effort,” Warren said after the board unanimously approved the chair’s recommendations. “We can’t achieve our goals if we are not all working together, from the top to the bottom.”
Nicholas Hunter is the academic affairs reporter. Contact him at [email protected]