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University of Hawaii Regents OK new salary for outgoing President M.R.C. …
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents has approved a salary of $293,640 for outgoing President M.R.C.

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

You’ve got to be kidding…$293,640…no joke.  And how much is resident student tuition?  How can anybody afford to attend UH these days when salaries such this are being paid.?  Does anyone at UH live in the real world?  Aloha, Russ.

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2 thoughts on “University of Hawaii Regents OK new salary for outgoing President M.R.C. … – Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)”

  1. To answer your “Does anyone at UH live in the real world? ” query (even though I realize it is a rhetorical question):

    The whole academic world is so completely out of sync with reality, that it’s not even funny. This is just one painfully blatant fiscal slap in the face example of it. What exactly did/does the nearly $300k salary get the people/students of Hawaii? Let’s do a little recap of some highlights…charging off the $200k for the “concert that never was” fiasco…tuition increases…crumbling buildings and mis-spent funding…oh, well, I guess it’s all worth it…it takes a concentrated amount of energy, effort and work to screw-up that badly. All book-learnin’ and no common sense. The snobbery and arrogance of the “educational elite” and the “ruling class”. Next step – politics !

    What was it you used to say about the revolution?

    1. I’ve forgotten what I once said about revolution. But I do know this–this situation will eventually implode. The state of public education in Hawaii is a comedy of errors. I’ve been teaching school for two years since I retired and I can tell you that the functional literacy of our recent graduates is embarrassing. At least at the public charter school that I now call my professional home, teachers are doing their best to equip students with the necessary literary, mathematical, and social skills necessary to function in the “real” world. Sometimes I feel like Don Quixote chasing those windmills. As for the University of Hawaii, there is no justification to pay someone who allowed a $200,000 concert snafu and over spending by the Athletic Department ($13 million in unpaid bills, gang) on her watch. People in Hawaii are just too trusting and too lazy to see themselves being fleeced by smooth operators. Your point is spot-on. Russ

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