JD voluntarily took a 7% pay cut and other athletic administrators and coaches may take pay cuts

HA Note: “University of Hawai’i athletic director Jim Donovan has voluntarily accepted a 7 percent pay cut and other athletic administrators are expected to sustain mandatory trims while coaches could also be asked to accept reductions to contribute to the school’s belt tightening. The cuts come as UH addresses approximately $155 million in budget cuts over the next two years, including $48.8 million on the Manoa campus.

UH President David McClain Friday announced that he and his successor, M.R.C. Greenwood, will take 10 percent reductions. McClain said he will ask the board of regents to approve cuts for 210 other executives in the UH system. He is asking for reductions ranging from 6 to 9 percent, based upon the most recent performance evaluations.”

About how JD could not be forced to take a pay cut because he is under contract but he’s voluntarily taking a 7% cut (giving up about $16,800 of his $240,000 salary), President McClain said:
“I think it shows what kind of a leader he is.” (HA)

About taking the pay cut, JD said:
“My thinking is that we are in leadership positions so sometimes we have to lead and sacrifice by example.” (HA)

HA Note: “UH’s three associate athletic directors, Carl Clapp, John McNamara and Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano, would be required to take cuts if the regents approve. McClain said he has not submitted the request but plans to send the action memo to the regents in time for their Aug. 27 meeting. They are each believed to make between $100,000 and $150,000 in salary. The cuts, if approved, could become effective Sept. 1. Head coaches earn between $45,000 to $1.1 million each but would likely have to make their cuts voluntarily or through negotiation since they are under contract and are HGEA members.”

HA Note: “Several coaches, including women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji and associate head football coach Rich Miano, have said in recent months they would be willing to consider voluntary cuts if instituted elsewhere on campus.”

About how he would accept a pay cut, Dave Shoji said:
“I’ll accept whatever they come up with. I don’t think we should be exempt from any kind of cuts (if the rest of the campus is cut). .. I’ll do my part.” (HA)



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