Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Not So Divina

"UMass Dartmouth chancellor to step down" by Laura Krantz Globe Staff  December 04, 2015

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman’s salary this year is $300,107. She also earns a $32,000 annual housing allowance, $12,000 for a vehicle and $8,000 toward life insurance.

This as tuitions are being raided and donations dry up -- for the black sheep of the entire system. 

They really do think you kids are $tupid.

According to a copy of the severance agreement provided by the university, Grossman will receive a lump sum of $450,160, which is equal to 18 months’ pay. After her last day, Dec. 24, she will remain on sabbatical status without pay through Dec. 31, 2016.

In her statement, Grossman acknowledged that her tenure began with challenges, including a $15 million budget shortfall. Then the campus was thrust into the international spotlight after it was discovered that one of the Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was a student there.

SeeRuling on pretrial publicity could aid Tsarnaev defense

Grossman said the campus responded “with a steadfast commitment to the well-being of our students and the quality of their education.”

UMass Dartmouth has also had to contribute to the struggling UMass Law School.

During Grossman’s tenure, private fund-raising dropped from $14.3 million the year before she arrived to $4.5 million this year. Enrollment declined from 9,225 to 8,916 while it grew on other campuses, excluding the medical school.

Grossman’s statement highlighted many of her accomplishments, including adding several academic programs, expanding the online program, and improving the freshmen retention rate.

“I am grateful to all of the colleagues, students, alumni, and community partners who have offered their friendship, support, intelligence, and insights to me over the last few years as we have worked to advance the cause of UMass Dartmouth,” she said....

She will remain a tenured faculty at the school.


Looks like mi$$ion accomplished!