Brittany Anas of the Daily Camera reports that University of Colorado President Bruce Benson wanted to speed up the vote on CU’s proposed 15.7 percent tuition hike in order to minimize media scrutiny.
Below is a compensation report with details of raises for administration and faculty after the last 9.3 percent tuition hike. (This report was acquired through an open records request) The reported increase in salaries may explain why President Benson wanted to fast-track the vote. The raises vary from under two percent to nearly 18 percent.
If CU has nothing to hide, then President Benson should welcome a spirited and transparent debate over tuition increases.