Regents Award Large Pay Raises To Crow, Robbins

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On Thursday, the Arizona Board of Regents convened at Northern Arizona University to dole out pay raises to the already highly paid presidents of Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The regents unanimously approved the raises for Arizona State University President Michael Crow and University of Arizona President Robert Robbins.

The two men are among the highest paid public employees in the state. Governor Doug Ducey’s base pay is $95,000 a year.

Crow’s base salary of $714,150 was increased to $771,282 effective on October 1, 2021. He was also awarded a $50,000 bonus. Crow also receives benefits including housing ($70,000) and a vehicle allowance ($10,000), as well as retirement contributions.

Robbins base salary of $698,625 was increased to $754,515. He also received a retirement contribution increase from 18% to 21%. His contract was extended to June 30, 2024. He also receives benefits including housing ($70,000) and a vehicle allowance ($10,000).

The Regents executive director John Arnold also received a pay raise, making his base salary $297,000.

Newly-hired Northern Arizona University President José Luis Cruz Rivera’s base salary is $515,000.

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