This is a sad commentary on the current priorities of our institutions of higher education. Many schools are paying diversity officers six-figure salaries which dwarf the pay of the people teaching students.
Colleges care more about appearing politically correct than they do about academics.
The Daily Caller reported:
Colleges Pay Diversity Officers More Than Professors, Staff
Top public universities pay administrators with jobs related to diversity initiatives an average of $175,088 per year, substantially more than other professors and faculty members, according to a Campus Reform investigation Wednesday.
A sheet compiling the salaries of the top diversity administrators at 43 of America’s top public universities finds that virtually all are paid at least $100,000, with some going well beyond $300,000.
The average of $175,088 per year is more than three times the average American’s salary of $44,980. The lowest salary identified by Campus Reform is $83,237, still almost twice as much as the average American salary.
A 2016 report by American Association of University Professors found that the average professor salary across ranks was $79,424.
In one example, an administrator at Rutgers University named Jorge Schement, vice chancellor of the office of diversity and inclusion, made $253,262 in 2016, while most faculty at Rutgers in 2015 made less than $50,000 a year.
If you want to know why the cost of college continues to rise faster than anything else, this is a good place to start. Schools are padding their staffs with pointless administrators who make ridiculous amounts of money.