Purdue University President and Former Governor Mitch Daniels is eliminating merit raises for administrators earning more than $50,000 annually for two years.
Daniels says that the move will apply to senior administrators, deans and administrative and professional staff. He says it will save the university $5 million over the next two years.
Daniels said that it has been too easy in higher education for institutions to decide first what they would like to spend, and then raise student bills to produce the desired funds. He said that approach has run its course.
Daniels says Purdue will announce additional cost-cutting moves in the next few weeks as it finds ways to cover the estimated $40 million cost of freezing tuition rates through 2015.
Daniels became Purdue's president in January after completing two terms as Indiana's governor.