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SU approves salary increase

By Staff | Sep 30, 2011

The Shepherd University Board of Governors approved a resolution presented by Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd, to provide a 2-percent aggregate salary increase, effective Oct. 17, and a 1.5-percent temporary salary enhancement.

The salary increase will be allocated for faculty employed as of June 30, 2011 and classified employees before Oct. 15, 2010. The temporary salary enhancement will be administered from reserve funds, paid out to employees in five payments beginning Oct. 31 and ending Dec. 31, reverting to effected employees’ base salaries effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Shipley commended the faculty and staff at the Sept. 22 meeting for successful accreditation for nursing and education as well as updating the curriculum.

Two new members were also sworn in at Thursday’s meeting.

Elizabeth Greer, the board’s student representative, is a junior political science major from Martinsburg. She is the vice president of the Student Government Association, a member of the Student Ambassador Association and vice president of Sistaz.

Holly McCall, a Jefferson County native, is the co-founder and chief executive officer of KRM Associates, Inc., a health information technology consulting firm located in Shepherdstown. In January 2003, KRM founded their Student Intern Program (SIP) helping to place Shepherd University information technology students in intern positions at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. McCall graduated from Shepherd in 2004 as a nontraditional student, studying visual communications, graphic design. She currently serves on the board of the Shepherd University Alumni Association.

The board also approved the West Virginia Route 480 underpass, a $4.1 million project to connect east and west campuses, which is set to begin construction in February 2012. The project has received a $400,000 appropriation from the United States Department of Transportation, which was facilitated by Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito.

The next meeting of the Board of Governors will be held Nov. 17.