Senators on the Ways and Means and Higher Education committees at an info briefing this morning grilled University of Hawaii officials about the perks and escalating salaries given to high-level university executives.
The lawmakers, including Sens. Will Espero and Michelle Kidani, urged the university to do a better job of constraining those salaries and ensuring that the executives don’t abuse their privileges.
Seventy-two university employees make over $200,000 a year, according to information provided at the briefing. UH officials emphasized that the high salaries were necessary to attract competitive faculty.
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