President Meyers announces faculty salary increases and additional departmental funding

October 2nd, 2013 by jacksonstate

In support of Jackson State University’s core business of academics and in recognition of the outstanding contributions of our talented faculty, it is my pleasure to announce the designation of funds for salary increases for all faculty this year.

This increase will include an across-the-board salary increase, as recommended by the Faculty Senate, at the level of 2 percent, as well as a merit-based increase of 3 percent.

The faculty salary increase is a continuance of the University’s plan to enhance salaries and to reinvest in the core academic mission of the institution. Since I’ve been at JSU, salaries for faculty and staff have been enhanced on an alternate year basis.  As such, JSU staff will receive increases next year.

In addition to salary increases, academic units will receive one-time allocations to supplement the expenses associated with professional development and other departmental enhancements and costs.  This salary program and the academic colleges supplement program are possible as a result of the University’s recent enrollment growth.

These increases are in recognition of the faculty’s hard work and commitment to excellence.  Faculty will see the increase in their December 2013 paychecks.

On behalf of Tigers everywhere, please accept my thanks to all faculty and staff for their exemplary work and dedication as we continue to work together as “One JSU.”

Carolyn W. Meyers
President

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