Oblinger’s Pay Cut, Effective Immediately

August 14, 2009
By Cherry Crayton

From The N&O:

Former N.C. State University Chancellor James Oblinger just got a pay cut.

Oblinger, who resigned in early June amid revelations over his role in the hiring of former First Lady Mary Easley, had until today been earning his full administrative salary – $420,000 annually, or $35,000 a month.

Under an agreement he forged with UNC system President Erskine Bowles when he resigned, he was to receive that full salary for six months before returning to the faculty at a lower wage.

The UNC system’s Board of Governors voted Friday to scale his pay back immediately. He will now earn $173,000 annually, a salary commensurate with other members of the NCSU faculty. He will teach food science.

“This is absolutely an appropriate salary, and after such a careful process I am completely comfortable with it,” said James Woodward, NCSU’s interim chancellor.

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