40 KU leaders opt for 10% paycuts

Top-paid employees to take temporary pay cuts to cushion financial impact of coronavirus.

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April 29, 2020 - 10:49 AM

The University of Kansas, Strong Hall. Courtesy photo

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has announced that 40 of its top-paid employees, including its chancellor, will take temporary 10% pay cuts to help cushion the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced the cuts in a letter this week, Wichita station KAKE reported. The letter said he, the chancellor’s cabinet, vice provosts, deans and department heads will take the salary reduction for six months.

The cuts will generate $853,000 in savings for the university, Girod said, and the money will be redeployed for urgent needs.

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