Madison, WI – State Representative Alex Dallman (R-Green Lake) released the following statement after the Universities of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took action to give a second raise in less than four months to top administrative officials, along with significant bonuses:

“Eight chancellors from campuses across Wisconsin will receive hefty raises and bonuses at a time when these same Universities are hiking student tuition and arguing financial hardship,” said Rep. Dallman. “These actions are just another example of UW prioritizing those who work at the very top of the ivory towers on campus, shifting funds away from students and taking money out of the classroom.

Under this new structure, UW-Madison Chancellor Mnookin will receive a 10% raise, which amounts to an extra $80,000+ a year. This will bring her publicly-funded salary to nearly $900,000 annually. Chancellor Mnookin will also receive upwards of $1.25 million if all she does is continue to work for UW-Madison until 2029.

“It is amazing to me that none of Chancellor Mnookin’s future bonuses are tied to any measure of success or campus achievement for our future leaders of Wisconsin,” said Rep. Dallman.

“How many hardworking Wisconsinites have been lucky enough to have received one raise over the last year, let alone two? I will continue to answer the call of my constituents as they ask me to reform our campuses across the state. Wisconsin can no longer stand by idly as taxpayer dollars are being wasted on bureaucratic and administrative growth, while our students pay more in tuition and receive less in the classroom.”

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