UCA officials answer questions about funding for athletics and academics

CONWAY (Log Cabin Democrat) - University of Central Arkansas administrators met Wednesday with members of a committee that are digging into questions surrounding the university's Athletics Department.

Faculty have been upset since they learned some coaches and staff received pay raises this year even as faculty in academics have had only one pay raise in five years. Faculty did receive one-time $1,000 bonuses this year.

Academic faculty are questioning student fees and academic funding going to fund faculty bonuses and salary subsidies in the athletic department. The questions come two years after UCA received full NCAA Division I Active Membership. The move was at least partially funded by money from auxiliaries, such as food service and housing.

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