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President forgoes bonus

by Karen A. Grava - September 29, 2008

President Michael J. Hogan’s first year at the University was a resounding success, Dr. John W. Rowe, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said at a meeting Sept. 23.

He reported that the Board unanimously assessed Hogan’s performance as “outstanding.”

Hogan was evaluated informally over the past several months and formally last week against the goals set for him when he was hired last year. His outstanding performance is worthy of a “substantial” bonus – probably in the range of $100,000, said Rowe.

But Hogan has asked the board to waive awarding the bonus and instead direct it back to the University budget in areas that will help sustain and advance outstanding graduate and professional programs.

“This in no way diminishes President Hogan’s outstanding performance,” Rowe said. “It is in recognition of the difficult economic environment that currently exists in the state and at UConn that President Hogan asked us to waive the bonus.”

Hogan said he has enjoyed his first year at UConn and has never worked with a board as professional and competent as UConn’s Board of Trustees.

“I’m grateful that the board was willing to consider a bonus,” he said, “but I’d like the funds instead to be directed to graduate education.”




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