University of Vermont salaries criticized

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The University of Vermont is being criticized for the number and salaries of administrators as the school makes millions of dollars in budget cuts.

According to information obtained by the Associated Press, 28 of the 36 administrators earn $150,000 or more. Of four vacant positions, at least two had salaries exceeding that amount.

The administration’s budget for top administrators rose to $6.6 million for fiscal year 2007-2008 compared to $4.7 million for fiscal year 2002-2003.

The faculty union has accused the school of having too many vice presidents, jumping from 3 in 2002 to 22 in 2008.

UVM President Daniel Fogel says the amount hasn’t changed but some titles have. And he says salaries generally are below comparable institutions.

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