Analysis of the Mess Illinois Finds Itself – Fact 10

A continuation of the analysis of the current situation in Illinois by WirePoints:


10. University administrative bloat. Illinois’ public universities went on an administrative hiring spree between 2005 and 2015. The number of administrators employed grew by more than 25 percent even as faculty hiring stagnated and enrollment actually shrunk. Illinois’ Senate Democratic Caucus condemned the bloat in a 2015 investigative report: “At the same time tuition and student debt are rising at a breakneck pace, the administrative systems of public institutions have expanded into sprawling behemoths.” (See number 16 for the rise in college tuitions.)


Analysis of the Mess Illinois Finds Itself – Fact 10 — 2 Comments

  1. Illinois Senate Democrats

    YouTube Channel

    May 22, 2015

    State Senator Bill Cunningham, chair of the Illinois Senate Higher Education Sub-committee on Higher Education, sat down to discuss the release of the Executive Compensation report detailing abuses at Illinois public universities and community colleges.


    First slide in the video follows.

    “On May 21, 2015, the Illinois State Senate Higher Education Sub-Committee on Executive Compensation released a report detailing excessive administrative compensation at many of our institutions of higher learning.”


    Open the Books has pensionable income, and pensions, for higher education employees. > click Illinois on the map > Salaries: All state and local employees > Area of Government: University > View Results

    (Employer name and employee name are other options.)

    As of right now, the top few pensionable income is for Fady Charbel, MD, a neurosurgeon at the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC).

    He’s a Professor and Head of the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.


    Per Open the Books, the 2017 pensionable income for Dr. Carbel is $1,662,936.

    That’s $1.6 million dollars.

  2. e: “the 2017 pensionable income for Dr. Carbel is $1,662,936.”

    One term I see used frequently is relative to the amount of money a public sector employee puts in her / his pension account.

    “Amount of teacher contribution to pension is increased”.

    What a hoax!

    The Teacher contributes $0.00.

    YOU the taxpayer fund every penny!!

    Just like you fund every penny of the compensation for the County Board Chair: $108,872.16

    BTW the bully gave himself a pay increase this year $2,500.

    Question for Mr. Kenneally: Is that legal?

    If illegal, is McSweeney working on legislation to make it legal?

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