University of North Texas hires a very expensive diversity czar
A public university in Texas is paying its newly-appointed vice president of diversity and inclusion a sweet salary that is more than any governor in any state makes.This gives real evidence of why a college education has become ridiculously expensive. Besides tapping into the state's taxpayers these schools have also been engaged in predatory lending to unsophisticated student borrowers who are allowing the staff to live like the one percent.
The taxpayer-funded school is the University of North Texas, reports Campus Reform.
The lavishly-paid state employee is Joanne Woodard. She will receive $205,000 annually for performing her administrative duties.
Woodard’s annual salary of $205,000 is $17,083 per month. It is $3,943 per week.
The salary puts Woodard squarely in the top one percent of all incomes nationally.
Questionable spending decisions have plagued the University of North Texas recently. Last June, an audit ordered by then-Gov. Rick Perry of the public universities across Texas discovered that officials at North Texas had misspent $83.5 million in public funding over the course of 10 years, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The state’s auditors determined that the free-spending officials at the school spent most of the $80.6 million in tax money on improper employee benefits. Officials also inappropriately spent about $3 million on salaries.