The head of Fresno’s community colleges just got a pay raise. And tuition is rising



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The head of community colleges in Fresno received a pay raise that will eventually bump his salary to $321,421 per year, months after supporting a tuition increase for out-of-state students.

State Center Community College District Chancellor Paul Parnell will get a 6 percent raise effective July 1, 2018 and another 6 percent next year, “contingent upon the Chancellor receiving a satisfactory evaluation for the 2018-19 year.”

Parnell also had 1.5 percent added to his paycheck retroactively from last July, and received an additional one-time bonus payment of 1.5 percent.

The district’s trustees approved the increases in a 5-1-1 vote, with Trustee Miguel Arias voting no and Trustee Eric Payne abstaining.