Most ND college presidents get 3 percent pay riseBISMARCK (AP) — The presidents of most of North Dakota's 11 public colleges are getting 3 percent pay increases.
BISMARCK (AP) — The presidents of most of North Dakota's 11 public colleges are getting 3 percent pay increases.
The exception is Williston State College. Williston President Ray Nadolny got a 6 percent raise. He's now making almost $168,000 a year.
North Dakota's Board of Higher Education approved the increases Thursday at its meeting at Bismarck State College. The percentage increases are in line with what was given to state employees.
Higher Education President Duaine Espegard said Nadolny deserves a larger pay increase because of the challenges of managing a two-year college in western North Dakota's booming oil region.
Among the presidents, the University of North Dakota's Robert Kelley has the biggest salary. He's making $340,000 with the raise. Nadolny's salary is the smallest, even with the 6 percent raise.