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Fri Jan 30, 2015, 02:43 PM

University president slashes his own pay to help others

CNN has highlighted Raymond Burse for their 'Extraordinary People' stories. I know he has been talked about before on DU but I really admire him so I thought I would share this as well. There is both a video and a written story at the link.

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In summer 2014, Burse, who is president of Kentucky State University, gave up $90,000 of his almost $350,000 salary so that 24 of the university's lowest paid workers could earn $10.25 an hour. The move gave them a 40% pay increase.

"I don't mind giving up some of what I have been able to obtain through life in order to be a small help to them in their own lives," Burse said.


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