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UH Officials Short on Answers About Executive Salaries and Perks

·By civilbeat

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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