Mazey gives her $50,000 bonus to scholarships PDF Print E-mail
Written by HAROLD BROWN | Sentinel City Editor   
Saturday, 08 December 2012 09:52
BGSU faculty members file through a hallway and into a BGSU board of trustees meeting to stage a sit-in. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
BGSU faculty members file through a hallway and into a BGSU board of trustees meeting to stage a sit-in. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
Bowling Green State University Trustees Friday afternoon approved a two percent raise and a $50,000 bonus for President Mary Ellen Mazey.
The action came following a brief executive session at the end of the meeting, long after a group of more than 100 faculty members protesting for a contract had left room.
Trustees also approved a new contract with the 20-member International Union of Police Associations. The contract is retroactive to July 1 and runs through June 30, 2015.
Mazey's two percent raise is the same amount received by other non-union university employees, excluding faculty members who are in the midst of negotiations for their first contract.
"I can honestly state that the board is 1,000 percent behind Mary Ellen. She is doing a great job," Board President William Primrose said.
Mazey said she appreciated the support and immediately said she would donate the entire $50,000 to the BGSU Foundation for student scholarships.
After the meeting Mazey said the money would be split between three scholarships she established earlier. One goes to support an athletic scholarship, one scholarship is for an undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and merit and the third is for a graduate fellowship for a woman in science.
In  this photo taken on September 19, 2012, BGSU president Mary Ellen  Mazey  addresses faculty, staff and students with the State of the  University  in the Donnell Theater. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
In this photo taken on September 19, 2012, BGSU president Mary Ellen Mazey addresses faculty, staff and students with the State of the University in the Donnell Theater. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Before Friday Mazey's salary was $375,120. Her salary is now 382,662.
At the start of the meeting Primose acknowledged the faculty in the audience and reported he had met with BGSU Faculty Union Association President Dr. David Jackson Tuesday for about 90 minutes.
"It was very professional and very productive," Primrose said. "He asked that I repeat some things to the board, which I have done. We did not negotiate. That is not allowed."
Primrose praised the faculty for their conduct and "the higher education professionals you are."
The police contract gives 14 officers and six dispatchers an average seven percent wage increase (not across the board) for the life of the contract. Director of Public Safety Monica Moll said the parties used Interest Based Bargaining to come up with the contract. The contract bases future raises on dispatchers and officers attaining stated competency levels.
Det. Sean Beavers, vice president of the union, said the IBB resulted in a longer process and "provided a good resolution."
Trustees approved a one-year contract a year ago.
Moll said the IBB produced ways to determine key issues and find ways to achieve goals. She said a new scheduling system resulted in ways to save overtime costs that freed up money for salaries.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 10:36
 

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