In A Flash

Pay raises for Southern and UL system’s faculty and staff coming this year

By: - June 29, 2021 2:41 pm

The F. G. Clark Activity Center at Southern University in Baton Rouge is also known as the “Mini-Dome” and is a multi-purpose facility used for campus and community events. (Photo provided by Southern University)

Faculty and staff in the Southern University System will soon receive a 4 percent raise, Janene Tate, a spokesperson for the system said Monday.

Raises will go into effect starting Thursday for Southern University at Baton Rouge, but Tate said she isn’t sure when raises will go into effect at the other Southern University campuses.

Raises for faculty and staff in the University of Louisiana System haven’t yet been finalized, but are expected to be in the range of 2.5 to 3 percent, Cami Geisman, vice president of external affairs for the UL System, said Monday. 

“We‘d like (raises) to be annual,” she said.

Staff raises for college and university employees were added to the budget that the Louisiana Legislature passed during this year’s regular session.

“This year’s appropriation for faculty pay raises was a welcomed first step,” Geisman said. “We are hopeful the legislature will prioritize our faculty through next year’s budget process and will continue to advocate for them throughout the coming year.”

The UL system includes Louisiana Tech, Grambling State, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe and the University of New Orleans.

LSU also announced their faculty and staff will receive a 3 percent merit pool raise June 21.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is an award-winning journalist at The Louisiana Illuminator. Canicosa has previous experience at Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.