SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The board of regents is holding off on giving college presidents raises that were meant to put Utah’s pay scale on par with institutes around the country. Regents held a special meeting Monday morning to vote on the salary adjustments approved Sept. 16. Several college and university presidents had already pledged to return their extra money to scholarship funds. Regents chairman David Jordan said the salaries for Utah’s college presidents are up to 30 percent lower than the median salary for presidents of similar institutions in other states. But the new pay scale was controversial in part because faculty and staff haven’t received pay raises for several years. Gov. Gary Herbert has recommended regents wait to implement the raises until after a full study of presidential pay.
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