Raymond Burse hasn’t held a minimum-wage job since his high school and college years. Yet, the interim president at Kentucky State University decided that he would take a 25 percent salary cut to boost the wages of his school’s lowest-paid employees.

24 school employees, mostly serving as custodial staff, groundskeepers and lower-end clerical workers, will see their pay rise to $10.25 an hour thanks to Mr. Burse.

(READ the story in the Washington Post)

Story tip from Katherine – Campus photo of graduate Whitney M. Young (KSU)


  1. The photo in the caption of the article titled “Kentucky State President to Share Salary With School’s Lowest-Paid” is VERY MISLEADING!!! The photo shows a white or Hispanic male greeting what appears to be a group of white and/or Hispanic female workers. Kentucky State University is an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) and President Burse is an African-American male. Please update the photo to include the REAL president of KSU!!!

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