27 Investigates: Dunn’s deal includes plenty of perks

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University President Randy Dunn is leaving the job before the first year is up. Recent reports from YSU’ student newspaper, The Jambar, indicates his departure could happen as early as the end of March.

In addition to his salary, Dunn received thousands of dollars in benefits and perks. WKBN Investigates looked into exactly what Dunn received during is short time at YSU.

The president’s salary was $375,000 annually. Through a request for Dunn’s bills and other expenses, WKBN found some extras that may be surprising.

YSU students pay for supplies, tuition and parking, but the university president doesn’t have to pay for his car.

“They don’t even fix the parking decks. Why would they pay for his car?” said student Karen Leal. “Have you seen those decks? Look at the ceiling. They are a mess. We are studying and it drips on us when it rains.”

The university picks up the tab for Dunn’s car, including gas, maintenance and registration. He lives rent-free on university property. He doesn’t have to pay for utilities, including his $100 satellite television service.

From salary and fringe benefits, Dunn has cost the university $328,000 during his tenure. The university also spent $108,000 on its search to hire him, and they expect to spend an additional $60,000 to look for his replacement.

Every month Dunn remains in office, he is costing the university $41,000.

All of the perks were part of Dunn’s contract. The deal also calls includes travel and entertainment expenses along with a country club membership.

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