Tuesday, July 05, 2011

ASU's Fifth VP Makes Rain

Angelo State University announced the promotion of Jason Penry from Executive Director to Vice President of Development.  The move comes while ASU eliminates and downgrades other positions. 

ASU President Joseph C. Rallo said the promotion acknowledges the development team’s unprecedented fundraising success at Angelo State.
Rallo stated the university created a new Vice President position in the midst of draconian budget cuts.  The press release went on to say:

This was a huge undertaking, but he knew it could be done because of his faith in the donors, alumni and friends of ASU.

Who knew a miserly state legislature would light a fire under alumni donors?  I expected alumni to write their state legislators.  Instead, they wrote a check.

How many wrote checks to save the ASU Honors Program, the elimination of which was bungled by other leaders, President and Vice Presidents? 

How much will Penry's salary go up from its current $95,000?  Other VP's make $148,000, $172,000, $172,000 and $160,000.

Interestingly, the VP with the lowest pay has been with ASU the longest (four years), not a surprise given the university's willy nilly wage and salary program.

Rainmakers get the rain.  Can ASU get Penry working on the big guy.?  Things are looking blighted.

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