UA President Bonus Posts

The president of the University of Alaska was voted a $320,000 retention bonus by the board of regents.  This is a series of posts I did about the bonus and some links to other comments.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
On Finding A New Presdient After University President Gamble Retires In June: "you shall seek all day ere you find them, and when you have them they are not worth the search.'  - in the end, the President resigns as of June 2015.  Reflections on university president searches, along with a list of all the UA presidents since 1921.

Saturday, September 20, 2014
UA President's Bonus Rescinded And Fuller Cowell, The Regent Who Voted No
This post documents the rescinding of the bonus, explores what the internet can tell us about Regent Cowell who voted to keep the bonus, and ponders how to keep the Board of Regents accountable.

Wed. Sept 3, 2014   
Gamble Asks Board To Review $360K Retention Bonus
Includes the press release the university sent out in which the president asks the board to review the bonus and a discussion of what he said and what he didn't say.

Fri. Aug. 29, 2014 
University of Alaska President Retention Bonus Part 3: The Salary Survey
 Discusses how salary surveys are done and includes the list of comparison schools used in the survey.

Mon. August 25, 2014
UA President's Retention Bonus Part 2:  My Questions, Their Answers, And The Contract
Lists the questions I sent to the board chair, her answers, my reactions, and a copy of the contract. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Board of Regents Give U of Alaska President $320K Retention Bonus - Part I
Overview of the situation and the questions it raises.  Also includes a list of the regents with abbreviated bios from the university website.

Some other voices:

August 31 or Sept 1, 2014 Fairbanks Newsminer
Faculty Union President Abel Bult-Ito:  Gamble's Performance Doesn't Justify Bonus

August 28, 2014  Alaska Dispatch News
Rick Goodfellow:  Slash more, earn more: Maybe UA President Gamble should be on commission

August 27, 2014   Alaska Dispatch News
Board chair Pat Jacobson:  Regents had reason to pay retention bonus to University of Alaska president

August 25, 2014  Alaska Dispatch News
John Havelock:   $320,000 bonus for University of Alaska president is outrageous

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