No raises for University of Alabama System

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - There will be no raises this year for the University of Alabama System's leaders, although they are eligible for bonuses.

System spokeswoman Kelle Reinhart said raises had to be put aside because of the troubled national economy and cuts in the state budget.

Changes to deferred compensation will not be brought to trustees before June.

Presidents at the Tuscaloosa and Birmingham campuses make nearly $488,000, with about $104,500 in deferred compensation.

At the Huntsville campus, the president's salary remains $400,000, with $85,000 in deferred compensation.

System Chancellor Malcolm Portera's salary remains $500,000, with about $104,500 in deferred compensation.

Auburn University President Jay Gogue is paid $450,000 annually under a five-year contract signed in 2007.

If he is still president in 2012, he would get $1.25 million in deferred salary.

Auburn did not raise salaries for employees this year.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)