While I was a undergraduate (now ABD), I challenged my university president numerous times to reject the housing and car benefits that she received on top of an already hefty salary. I was often denied being put on to committees (in particular, committees regarding university audits) because unlike ALL other student representatives I would actually attend the meetings, review the necessary materials, and ask questions (in a respectful manner). I was alone in trying to call out what I perceived to be excess and waste. I wanted my professors to make more than my administrators. Administration always informed me that to make money for the school, the President had to have a nice house. Ironically, many of the fundraising events are held on our beautiful campus. Admittedly, I am not sure why I was alone in this adventure; I like to think most people were afraid to say something. Maybe others were just apathetic? Or, others thought the salary and benefits were justified?
Q: If we go into administration for the money, aren't we just being complicit in the cycle of administrative bloat? Is there anyone that doesn't go into administration for the money?