Leadership: I believe very strongly in leadership by example-in working very hard at what we do-and I work hard to inculcate those values at our institution every day. When we faced the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, all of us had to make many sacrifices. I’m not a wealthy person, but I voluntarily reduced my salary by $100,000. I’ve asked my faculty to teach additional sections and to engage in more research because we have to do more with less. I’m also teaching a course this fall on top of a very complicated schedule. It’s about leadership by example.
But read this WSU blogger for a more skeptical view. And you have to wonder how much WSU blew attempting to defend Floyd for his firing of Professor Demers, in the free speech case.
Salary data from the Chronicle, which includes engineering, but not med schools. Acreage from Wikipedia. Athletics budget from USA Today. SAT scores from Uncle Bernie.