Former Wichita State president to be paid for consulting

Christel Deskins

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita State University president who abruptly resigned last week will be paid a reduced salary until June 2021 for unspecified consulting services, according to an agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents. The document also requires Jay Golden to limit his presence on campus […]

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita State University president who abruptly resigned last week will be paid a reduced salary until June 2021 for unspecified consulting services, according to an agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents.

The document also requires Jay Golden to limit his presence on campus and prohibits him from having any official communications with faculty, staff or friends of the university — except for those related to consulting services that the interim or acting president may ask of him.

It further requires him to move out of the president’s residence by Sunday.

The letter to Golden from Regents President Blake Flanders was provided to The Associated Press in response to an open records request seeking Golden’s resignation letter.

It offers no details on what led up to the Friday’s resignation, but says that Golden “indicated a desire to step down.”

Golden will receive a fraction of his present salary until June, but it is unclear exactly how much he will receive for the consulting services. The Wichita Eagle reported his 2020 base salary was $450,000, but he was also eligible for additional compensation.

The money would come from private funds provided by the Wichita State University Foundation.

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