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Ed board defends university presidents' pay

BOISE, Idaho. - The state Board of Education defended hefty salary increases for university presidents to lawmakers, saying the pay raises are necessary to attract the best leaders and maintain quality institutions.
     
Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, told board president Paul Agidius the presidents may be worth the money, but the salary increases seemed to fly in the face of the state's current economic crisis.
     
Agidius, who reported to the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee Monday, says the state competes nationally for university presidents and board members had to make a decision about the kinds of people they want to lead the schools.
     
The board last year approved annual pay of more than $320,000 for presidents at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University, allowing the schools' foundations to kick in nearly $40,000 to augment the salaries.

ID colleges to pitch budget proposals to lawmakers

Idaho's public universities are facing the grim possibility of a more cuts on top of a $15.2 million loss in current funding as they take their proposals for spending in the next fiscal year to lawmakers.
     
The University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College are up first, with the schools' presidents scheduled to make presentations to the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee early Monday.
     
Boise State University and Idaho State University will report to the committee later in the week.
     
Officials at the schools have warned further cuts could threaten programs and put college out of reach for some students because of higher tuition and fee increases.

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