UofSC president, highest-paid coaches among those to take voluntary pay cut starting in July

UofSC president, highest-paid coaches among those to take voluntary pay cut starting in July
Will Muschamp, Frank Martin, and Dawn Staley are among those at the University of South Carolina who will be taking a voluntary 10% pay cut starting in July, according to university officials. (Source: Sideline Carolina)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The University of South Carolina has announced that President Bob Caslen and the school’s three highest-paid coaches -- Will Muschamp, Dawn Staley, and Frank Martin -- are just a few university employees who will have volunteered to have their pay cut by 10% for Fiscal Year 2020-21.

“The reduction is part of a cost-saving strategy to help offset the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on university operations,” the university said in a statement on their website. “The voluntary reduction is expected to save more than $1.2 million in the upcoming fiscal year.”

UofSC Athletics Director Ray Tanner is also taking a voluntary 10% pay cut along with members of President Caslen’s cabinet.

The university also announced other cost-saving measures including delaying capital construction projects, deferring non-critical maintenance, filling only mission-critical positions, and postponing faculty merit raises among other measures.

UofSC also noted it is considering developing furlough plans.

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