State University Board Cuts Former NCSU Head's Pay

North Carolina's public university board has cut the salary of a former North Carolina State University chancellor to match his new role as a food science professor.

Spokeswoman Joni Worthington said the University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted Friday to immediately cut James Oblinger's pay from $420,000 a year to a salary in line with other faculty members.

Oblinger will teach food science. The News & Observer of Raleigh
reported his new salary would be $173,000 a year.

The UNC governors voted to change the agreement Oblinger struck
with UNC system President Erskine Bowles when he resigned in June.

That deal allowed Oblinger to keep his chancellor's salary for six
months before returning to the faculty at a lower wage.

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