It is a bitter irony that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has awarded Dr, Everette Freeman, President of Albany State University, an extremely large salary increase and has made similar hikes in pay for members of his “inner circle” while the hard-working faculty members of ASU have not received one red cent of increase to their salaries for the last four years.
The faculty of ASU undersand these are hard financial times but are losing patience with the growing gap between academic and administrative pay scales at their university. If only a fraction of the horde of consultants (that has descended on Albany like carpetbaggers after the Civil War) was eliminated, perhaps the ASU faculty could expect a more eqitable financial settlement from their president and the powers-that-be in Atlanta.
Dr. Don Kagay
ASU Faculty Senate