Missouri Valley College Employees Getting Historic Raise
Missouri Valley College President Joseph A. Parisi on Monday announced that faculty and staff members would receive the biggest raises in the institution’s history effective November 1.
Parisi pitched the idea to the MVC Board of Trustees at the board meeting on Friday, and made the announcement in three separate “town hall” style meetings Monday. He is also introducing other new incentives and efforts to reward excellent performance.
The increases are made possible, he said, by a strong recruiting year and superior cost-saving efforts.
“I’m so proud of not only our recruiting team, who stepped up this past year, but everyone involved in our retention efforts,” Parisi said. “We made great strides in both areas.”
Parisi said colleges across the country struggled in recruiting and retention the past year, with some reporting double-digit declines. One institution, he said, just announced significant layoffs and closures.
“We’re investing and planning on growth,” Parisi said. “We’ve invested in infrastructure and systems that streamline the student experience, but today’s announcement is about investing in people,” he said. “I have faith in our faculty and the staff. They’re doing great things.”