Trustee Aaron Klein is trolling the comments of SacBee.com to defend the hire of Willy Duncan as president — and a salary that calls for built-in annual raises during the budget crunch.
“Retiring Sierra College President Leo Chavez fondly called his successor ‘the new guy,’ before telling a room full of administrators, trustees and donors that he feels confident he is leaving the college in good hands,” SacBee.com reported. “Incoming President Willy Duncan will officially take the helm of the Rocklin campus Friday.
“He’s going to do a great job for this institution,” Chavez said at the fourth annual Sierra College President’s Breakfast on Wednesday morning. (Posted at 12:10 p.m.)
Then in the comments:
So how much they paying this hero
$215K, which is at the low-end of market for his position. We believe good leadership saves taxpayers money, but we’re also fortunate to have hired great leaders willing to take what we can afford to pay. (I’m a trustee at Sierra.)
probably more than the last guy. You know, gotta get and retain the best the world has to offer.
There was no mention of the accreditation warning there, first reported on Sierra Foothills Report, so I posted this
But here’s the kicker than Klein left out: Duncan’s package also includes stipulations providing for an annual raise of $5,000 as well as $15,000 to cover relocation expenses.
The salary contract, signed by Klein, reads: “The board will provide the President a salary increase in the amount of $5,000 starting on July 2012 and annually thereafter so long as the President receives a SATISFACTORY evaluation. NO FURTHER BOARD ACTION IS NECESSARY TO AFFECT THIS SALARY INCREASE.”
Wow. A “built-in” raise just as the state budget is cutting back costs at “JC’s.”
Politicians like Aaron, who is supposed to be in a nonpartisan post but is a big hard right booster, like to blast government spending. His favorite target is President Obama, Jerry Brown and the Democrats.
But when it comes to their own negotiating talents, just “go with the flow.” Can you spell “hypocrite”?