#1 - As a follow-up to
last month's question, could the administration please provide the faculty with
the following public information: The total salaries (including any salary
funds drawn from the Foundation) for 2011-12, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 for the
following individuals: Tom Serwatka, Shari Shuman, Pam Chally, Barb Hetrick,
Mark Tumeo, Ajay Samant, Larry Daniel, Jay Coleman, Len Roberson, Jeff
Michelman, John Kantner, Mark Workman.
#2 - Two recent pieces
of information cause me to ask: Is UNF "over-administered"?
a. First, in Florida Trend's June 2013 issue, it was noted that the number of administrators at UNF increased by
15.7% from 2007 to 2011. (In 2007, there were 235 administrators and in 2011
there were 272 administrators). As a side note, in fall 2007 there were 16,406
students and in fall 2011 there were 16,368 students.
b. Second, we recently learned that Tom
Serwatka received a $60,000 raise. I think a thorough analysis of this issue is warranted.
Has the Budget Advisory Committee looked into this? Is there another group of non-administrators on
campus that should be examining this issue?
Responses from President
Rakita: “I’ll answer that, and I’ll answer it from the floor.
The answer to the first part – Has the Budget Advisory Committee looked into
No, to my knowledge the Budget Advisory
Committee has not looked into it.
Should they, or should some group of non-administrators look into it?
I would ask that the Budget Advisory
Committee await the response from the President’s office about the salaries
that was asked in Question 2, and then, given that response, make a
recommendation to me about any action the Faculty Association may want to take
on the issue.”