Online petition protests UA president bonus
A protest over a possible $320,000 bonus for the president of the University of Alaska has collected more than 400 names.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the online petition was launched last week by UA Fairbanks faculty member Sine Anahita.
UA regents offered Gamble the $320,000 bonus if he stays on the job until 2016.
The bonus is equal to a year of Gamble’s salary.
Regents Chairwoman Pat Jacobson in a memo says Gamble’s salary hasn’t increased since 2011 and that his pay is at least 25 percent lower than the salary for system presidents at comparable universities.