Local college’s president takes 20% pay cut to make up for upcoming semester

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The president of Missouri State University, Clif Smart, will be taking on a pay cut along with a few others to help fill whats missing in the Fall 2020 budget.

In a tweet, Smart said some in leadership positions volunteered to give up 10% of their pay in May and June, Smart will be giving up 20%.

Other steps were taken to make up for lost money, those steps include:

  • The hiring freeze for open positions will continue through June
  • We reduced our engagement of student workers and part-time staff
  • We moved 65 full-time staff to 2/3 pay with more likely to follow
  • We halted 133 campus facility projects
  • We canceled all events and travel through June
  • We closed most campus buildings to decrease utility costs

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