Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-251
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VOLUME 51. ISSUE 6 WEDNESDAY. JULY 25. 1990 The IGNPOST WEBER STATE COLLEGE Thompson announced as WSC president 4 f i' "V fn I Paul Thompson Is WSC's new president. By Christine Rasmussen New editor of The Signpost The Board of Regents announced Friday that they have selected Dr. Paul Thompson to be the next president of Weber State. 'The consensus of the Board of Regents favored Dr. Thompson's appointment, and the Regents will officially ratify the announcement at their monthly meeting," said Dr. W. Rolfe Kerr, commissioner of higher education. The Regents are expected to formally approve the selection during their July 26-27 session in Cedar City. Thompson is currently the vice-president of Development and University Relations at Brigham Young University. He is expecting to remain at BYU until Sept. 1, when he plans to begin his term as president. 'The important issue I see for Weber State in the 1990s is the quality of education being retained," Thompson said. "The college has a great reputation on the education that the student are receiving. I will work to keep the level of quality very high." In addition, Thompson said he hopes to increase the number of minorities enrolled at the school. "Weber offers so much, we want more to have the opportunity to learn," he said. . School funding is another of the main issues, he said. "I realize that our faculty is underpaid, and I hope that they will be patient a little bit longer, until we can develop, or receive a way to increase their salaries. "Additional money will also be needed for the funding of the education system that will benefit the students," he said. In the near future, Thompson said he will bexspending his time meeting with people and becoming famaliar with his new job. "During the first two weeks of the month, I hope to meet with people," he said, naming "as many of the faculty, staff and students who can give me their input about what is happening at Weber State. Not just the goods, but also the bad, and the process that people are going through to get things done." 4 r a: I I) . " j a QUINN JACOeSONrHF SIGNPOST Symphony by firelight The Mormon Youth Symphony performed at WSC during a Jury 22 fireworks concert commemorating Pioneer Day. For more photos of the event, see page 5. Weber State's 1990 budget includes faculty salary increase By Paul B. Johnson Managing editor of The Signpost At nearly $47 million, Weber State College's 1990-91 budget is approximately 10 percent above last year's, said Dee Vest, director of the WSC Budget Office. The $4.3 million budget increase includes $2 million to support increased student enrollment, about $362 thousand for the hiring of new faculty members and $1.8 million for increased wages and benefits for existing faculty. In addition, the increase in the minimum wage required for campus service employees cost $64,900 to the college, Vest said. Miscellaneous funds, including insurance costs, were an additional $50 thousand. The 1990-91 budget season began July 1. Vest explained that the $47 million includes funds allocated by the Utah state legislature last January. The college also has access to funds generated from private sources such as the bookstore, student activities, outside contracts and donations. These funds amount to an additional $15 million, Vest said. He added that the college is already working on a 1991-92 budget proposal to be presented to the Board of Regents in September. For the 1991 school year. Vest expects an additional budget increase to account for increased student enrollment and the rising cost of living, among other considerations. "We would hope to get as large as an increase as this year or larger," Vest said.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1990-07-25, Vol. 51, No. 6|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|