Two legislators who serve on higher education committees warn school leaders Maturi's pay could influence future budget decisions. Maturi will transition to his new role as a special assistant to university President Eric Kaler in July. The soon to be former athletic director will still earn more than $468,000 -- his same base salary plus benefits.
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Joel Maturi out as U of M Athletics Director
University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi says he will step down from his post, effective June 30. Hired in 2002, Maturi has been under intense pressure in recent years as the men's football and basketball programs continue to struggle.
University of Minnesota coaches brace for Joel Maturi replacement
Coaches are waiting to see whether the new University of Minnesota athletic director will be as supportive of lower revenue sports like gymnastics and wrestling as Joel Maturi is. Maturi fought to maintain support for sports that don't bring in as much money as cash cows football and basketball. University President Eric Kaler says all contracts are frozen until a new A.D. is hired.
Kaler defends keeping Maturi as assistant
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler defended his decision to keep Joel Maturi on as a special assistant next year. He said it was "absolutely" the right decision. Maturi will receive nearly $500,000 in compensation and benefits for his work next year.
U of M regents reviewing executive compensation policy
The panel is meeting after criticism that some top administrators received large payouts despite budget cuts and rising tuition. MPR reports Rep. Mike Benson of Rochester also wants the Legislature to investigate.
Record number of U of M students moving into residence halls
Of the estimated 5,500 new freshmen, about 87 percent have chosen to live on campus, the U reports. Thousands of first-year students are moving into residence halls and apartments this week. University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen Kaler, were greeting first-year students moving into the U of M SuperBlock residence halls Monday.
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