WMU approves pay cut for professors

The university extended its contract for professors by one year with a temporary 2.25% salary reduction.

The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new contract with professors that will cut their salaries by 2.25%.

The new contract is only for one year, but comes as WMU faces severe funding cuts.

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Trustees approved the previously discussed contract during a special board meeting on Tuesday.

“I greatly appreciate that our faculty members are working with us to help WMU address the unprecedented challenges of this health crisis and the financial toll it has wreaked,” said WMU President Edward Montgomery. “Students, their families and higher education institutions across the country are under great stress, the impact of which may be felt for years to come.”

WMU executives are also taking pay cuts of between five and ten percent, according to an article on MLive.

WMU has also instituted a hiring freeze and cut travel and construction expenses.

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