Penn State’s president isn’t getting a raise.
Not yet, anyway.
University trustee Matthew Schuyler told the board Friday that a compensation committee public session was canceled Thursday, although an executive session to discuss salary increases for Tier II and IIA employees was held.
That includes eight employees: Provost Nick Jones, Senior Vice President of Business and Finance David Gray, VP and general counsel Steve Dunham, Penn State Hershey CEO Craig Hillemeier, athletic director Sandy Barbour, football coach James Franklin, men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers and women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington.
A prior meeting was held to discuss the president’s annual review, Schuyler said. The committee did have an executive session telephone meeting on Sept.1.
Both discussions were set to be done at the July meeting in Harrisburg but were delayed.
The reason was the president.
Schuyler said Barron asked for the delay because of the roadblocks in Harrisburg as the state legislative Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf continue to haggle over the Pennsylvania budget.
Barron was hired in 2014. In 2016, he received a 2.25 percent increase based on performance, bringing his salary to $818,004.