PORTALES (KSEL)- The board of regents approved to pay raise for the president of Eastern New Mexico University at Saturdays meeting. KENW-FM Radio News reports the university’s board of regents voted 4-1 over the weekend to increase Jeff Elwell’s salary by 4%. Student Regent Joseph Gergel was the dissenting vote. The increase will bump Elwell’s annual salary from $245,000 to $254,800, about a ten thousand dollar raise. The raise will take effect with the start of the fiscal year July 1.
Earlier this year, the regents voted to authorize 4% salary increases for all other university employees. Those raises also will take effect next month.