Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Central State Rewards President with New Contract

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Central State Rewards President with New Contract

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WILBERFORCE, OHIO

Central State University's trustees have rewarded university President John Garland's rebuilding efforts with a three-year extension of his contract, a raise to $170,000 a year and a financial incentive to remain at CSU.

Garland's contract, which had been scheduled to expire in August 2002, now extends through Aug. 31, 2005. If he stays through the end of his new contract, Garland will receive a lump-sum payment of $60,000.

"Stability is critical to the administration of Central State. It was lacking for some time," says Vicki Pegg, Montgomery County commissioner and a member of CSU's board of trustees. Garland, she adds, "brought financial stability to the university, which was the No. 1 priority when he came. He is slowly and surely rebuilding enrollment, and he's rebuilding confidence that the university will in fact achieve its mission and educate its young people."

Garland, a CSU graduate who went on to earn his law degree from Ohio State University, was appointed president of his alma mater in 1997, signing a five-year contract that paid him a base salary of $142,000 a year. …

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