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Wrong priorities in higher ed

Shawn Vestal missed several important points in his Dec. 3 column on WSU’s salaries.

Without faculty and students, there is no university. Without top-notch faculty, top-notch students fail to develop.

The highest paid WSU employees should be professors, not administrators. Faculty salaries depend upon their discipline; e.g. many top paid faculty at WSU or UW are physicians.

There are too many administrators. Administrators create work for one another, but it is not clear that their efforts are useful. There should be a positive correlation between the number of administrators and university performance.

Intercollegiate football will soon end because student players are paid nothing only to obtain permanent brain damage and joint dysfunction for life. At WSU, the state lists 14 football-associated coaches collectively making $7,240,200, each making more than $200,000 per year. This is shameful.

Margaret J. Krueger


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