Heard in the Hall
What do you think of ConU President Alan Shepard getting a $7,000 cost-of-living adjustment raise on his $350,000 salary?
“Well, I mean, it’s not that big of a difference. Everything goes up, no matter what you do. I mean, even your tuition is gonna go up. Even if Pauline Marois took over, she is gonna have to somewhat or somewhere increase the tuition or increase taxes or whatever. So, it is the same thing for this one. The cost of life goes up.”
“It’s kinda silly because his salary is already high. Three hundred fifty thousand is already [the cost of a house] by itself. Why would you even need more? […] They have to even it out. If you are already over $100,000, you are not getting that much more responsibility.”
“The fact that the president is getting this increase and nurses and other staff in school are not getting this increase, I feel that it is not fair that the president should have such a raise while other people […] are not receiving this kind of an increase.”
“Seeing as this is a new president, we haven’t seen the results of what he can do. So maybe seven thousand is a bit much. We haven’t seen any results.
Three hundred fifty thousand dollars versus $357,000? Yes, it’s not a huge difference, but $350,000 is still a very good salary to give someone and we haven’t seen what he has done for school or for the students.”
“Focusing on the president’s salary amount is not relevant. What is relevant is to look at other presidents’ salaries and compare the amounts.
Even with its increase, the salary of Concordia’s president is still lower than McGill and UdeM’s presidents. It is important to increase the president’s salary to an amount that is relatively reasonable in comparison to other universities.”