U of I Extends President's Contract, Offers Bonuses

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Published on July 26 2013 6:32 pm
Last Updated on July 26 2013 6:37 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The U of I decided to keep its current president on board until July of 2015.

Robert Easter's new contract comes with a $450,000 salary and an undisclosed amount in bonus payouts.  The first bonus is scheduled for September.

At the same time, the U of I has raised the cost of tuition for several years in a row; students now pay more than $24,000 a year to attend the Champaign campus.