The Arizona Desert Lamp

Cui bono?

Posted in Campus by Connor Mendenhall on 15 January 2009

From today’s Arizona Daily Star:

UA President Robert Shelton would receive a $50,000 raise this summer if the Arizona Board of Regents approves a new contract for him next week.

But Shelton, who currently makes $420,000 a year, wouldn’t pocket the increase. Instead, he plans to donate the money to the University of Arizona nonprofit that funds scholarships, endowed faculty chairs and other endeavors, according to materials provided by the regents.

We Wildcats are lucky to have such a gallant and selfless president, forgoing personal benefit for the good of a University facing tough times. So which UA Foundation program will be reaping the spoils of our leader’s largesse?

Oh. The “Robert and Adrian Shelton Philanthropic Fund.”

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  1. Laura Donovan said, on 15 January 2009 at 7:33 pm

    It would be nice of him to donate the money. Shelton once told the Wildcat that he was on a -very- tight budget in his Stanford undergraduate days, so I assume he understands why we’re all angry about the tuition increase.


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