Kentucky State University president cuts pay by $90K so others get raise

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The interim president at Kentucky State University has asked for a pay cut in order to give raises to 24 employees at the low end of the institution's pay scale.

The State Journal reports the school's board of regents recently approved the request to pay Raymond Burse $259,744 annually instead of $349,869.

The change will allow the school to increase the salary of 24 employees to $10.25 an hour.

Burse says he saw the action as necessary since some of the employees were making as little as $7.25 an hour.

Burse was named as interim president at the Frankfort school in June after former President Mary Sias retired in May.

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