Campus News

Tennessee chancellor gives up promised $80,000 salary increase

Incoming Tennessee Board of Regents System Chancellor John Morgan decided to give up earning the $80,000 increase he was promised after the compensation was condemned by state lawmakers, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

Morgan, who comes to the post from his current role as Tennessee’s deputy governor, will make only $305,000-the same amount his predecessor made. In a letter to the regents, Morgan said the money had become distracting to the system and he preferred to focus on other concerns for the 45-campus system.