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Businessweek: NJ Looking at Community College Administrators' Pay

As students struggle to afford an education, the governor is ordering an investigation of pay and perks for the administrators of the state's 19 community colleges.

Businessweek reports that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered an investigation into the pay for administrators of the state's 19 community colleges.

The governor has questioned both the salaries and perks of the administrators, 16 of whom make more than $165,000 as a base salary. Some enjoy addiitonal perks such as country club memberships and luxury vehicles.

The story reports that the highest base salary, $259,969, was for Thomas Brown, who retired as the president of at the end of 2010. Brown's total compensation was $441,100.

The article quotes Christopher Guaraca, a 23-year-old student at UCC, who called the administrators' pay packages “unfair.”

Read the Businessweek story here.

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