Part of Central State University’s strategy to climb out of fiscal watch included trimming its administrative staff and cutting payroll 20 percent without hurting academics.
An I-Team analysis of CSU’s payroll found the total amount paid to the school’s 10 highest paid employees went down by $29,000 from 2015 to 2016.
The university had only 14 employees last year who made more than $100,000. Only the university president grossed more than $200,000.
Wright State University – which is now in worse financial health than Central State – paid 530 people more than $100,000 last year, including 73 paid more than $200,000. Ohio State University paid 13 employees more than $1 million last year.
Central State’s 10 highest paid employees last year were:
1. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond, President: $260,745
2. Subramania Sritharan, Interim Assoc Dir Research: $180128
3. Charles Ford, Provost & VP- Academic Affairs: $138,125
4. Fidelis Ikem, Dean/College of Business: $125,000
5. Karen Mathews, Executive Director: $112,899
6. Augustus Morris, Associate Professor: $111,635
7. Jahan Culbreath, Dir. Ath. Int VP Inst. Adv.: $110,000
8. Lovette Chinwah, Associate VP Academic Affairs: $107,999
9. Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, Professor: $104,582
10. Cadance Lowell, Professor: $103,411
Go here for a searchable database of all Central State employees compensated more than $50,000 in 2014, 2015 and 2016 — as well as in numerous other local and state public agencies.
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