Are UH Regents Doing Enough to Hold Down Escalating Faculty Salaries?

Alia Wong/Civil Beat

Lawmakers want the University of Hawaii to get its costs under control, starting with the 72 employees who make more than $200,000 each year.

Senators on the Ways and Means and Higher Education Committees urged the university to do a better job of containing the rising salaries of high-level executives and faculty.

“I’m very concerned about that because it raises the cost of tuition and college costs across the country are just getting out of hand and people can’t afford to send their kids to school,” said Senate President Donna Mercado Kim. “There’s a huge disparity — a huge disparity.”

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