Message from President Gilbert regarding restoration of salaries

Photograph of Marshall University President Jerome A. GilbertDear Marshall faculty and staff,

I am pleased to let you know that this afternoon our Budget Work Group, with a recommendation from chairman Mark Robinson, determined the university’s COVID-19 financial situation has stabilized enough to restore the temporary salary reductions earlier than originally planned.

Accordingly, those employees whose salaries were reduced (i.e., everyone making $50,000 and above) will again see their full bi-weekly salary amounts reflected in their paychecks beginning with the check issued Feb. 26.

Please note that all other budget reduction measures approved by the Board of Governors in June 2020 will remain in effect, including freezing vacant positions and State-funded travel; reducing campus events and the number of student employees and graduate assistants, and reducing maintenance and utility budgets, among others.

Thank you all for what you have done for the university’s students during this pandemic. Your sacrifices and dedication have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

Thanks also to the members of the Budget Work Group, whose service to Marshall has been particularly notable during this trying time.

Stay healthy and safe,
Jerome A. Gilbert, Ph.D.
President