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Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

Jun 10, 2014 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.

Contracts for Jason Wood, CWC's executive vice president for student and academic services, and Ron Granger, CWC's vice president for administrative services, were extended through June 30, 2016.

Both men received 2.5 percent step adjustments to their salaries in addition to a 2 percent raise approved by the state. The change brought Wood's annual salary to $133,891, while Granger's is set at $120,000.

Granger also will begin overseeing operations for the CWC Foundation, as well as safety and security at the school, according to president Jo Anne McFarland.

Ruby Calvert, general manager at Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service, received a 3 percent raise this year. Her salary is set at $110,012 through her retirement date of June 30.

"Which is less than others at the college are receiving," McFarland pointed out. "Ruby indicated as manager she didn't want to take any more than that received by her employees."

WPBS employees are eligible for the 2 percent raise approved by the Wyoming Legislature, and Calvert said she was able to find money for an additional 1 percent raise for her staff.

In her May report to the board, Calvert explained that CWC was able to provide a bigger raise than WPBS because "the college reduced and combined staff positions last year and cut other costs."

"Wyoming PBS made the decision not to cut staff, and it was not possible to cut any of our costs funded by our state budget, as (those) are non-discretionary," she said. "We feel comfortable that this will work for us. I'm really glad, and I hope our staff is happy about it too."

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