Part XV: Cleveland Community College Salaries Top Heavy!!!– By a Wide Margin!!! –Report and Math by Robert A. Williams

Folks, from reports I am getting the Public Record I asked for and published regarding salaries at CCC has caused an uproar. And for good reason. I did a little mathematical evaluation of the list of salaries that shows the salaries are extremely top heavy. Some of this stuff is technical, so pay attention.

The total annual salaries paid out by CCC as shown on this list is $8,650,080.40.
The top 10 salaries total to $1,077,997.25. If you add the controversial salaries in the top ten, President Steve Thornburg, Executive Vice President Shannon Kennedy, Dean Eddie Holbrook and LeGrand Center Director Millie Holbrook’s salaries the total is $540,841.25.
The bottom 10 salaries totals to $296, 856.00.

Now, some more complex evaluations:

In a balanced organization salary structure the average salary should fall exactly between the top salary and the bottom salary. In statistical terms, that midpoint is called the “Median” salary. Where there are exactly as many in the top half of the list as on the bottom half. If the “Average Salary” (all salaries added together and divided by the number of people on the list of salaries) is higher than the median salary, the salaries are top heavy. If the Average Salary is below the median salary, the salaries are bottom heavy. If the Average Salary is equal to the median salary, the salaries are balanced and reasonable. In this case:

The Average Salary is $51,183.93
The Median Salary is $47,567.75

1. The top 10 salaries are TOO HIGH
2. CCC Salaries are TOP HEAVY.

Also, Look at the top 10 and bottom 10 list.

60% of the Top 10 salaries MEN !!
60% of the Bottom 10 salaries are WOMEN !!!
(Depending on the family situation of the Bottom 10 workers, they may be eligible for Food Stamps.)

Another report I have received is the Number 9 salary person is a big buddy of Shannon Kennedy. The official job title is Dean of Learning Resources. The actual job, as reported to me, is Librarian More indications that Thornburg and Kennedy need to be dismissed immediately. More reason to overhaul the whole pay system at CCC to reward honest, ethical and high performance workers and get rid of or retrain the suck-ups. More shenanigans for the Board of Trustees to figure out and resolve.

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7 Comments for “Part XV: Cleveland Community College Salaries Top Heavy!!!– By a Wide Margin!!! –Report and Math by Robert A. Williams”

  1. indubitably

    Perhaps someone should look at CCC HR dept. This article mentions Dean of Learning Resources’ salary. It definitely pays to be Dr. Kennedy’s friend at CCC when a choice position becomes available and your relative wants it. Backscratching 101.

  2. oink for dollars

    After reading the salaries blog, nothing much was mentioned about Thornburg getting an automatic raise? As a president in the nc community college system, president’s salaries are a different standard than faculty and staff members.

    • Robert A Williams

      We believe nobody in a government job at Thornburg’s level should be getting automatic raises. Any such raise should be merit and performance based.

      As far as different pay scales, we don’t believe that is relevant to our evaluation. Basically the pay for each CCC employee is what it is. There are probably other scales for other positions.

      The President’s pay is so far out of whack the Board of Trustees should consider this when they hire a new President.

  3. onomatopoeia

    Funny that HR would be mentioned. The Dean of Learning Resources made some comments about an employee once that I ended up being called into HR to give my account. Mr. Kniceley’s response was that they’ve allowed her behavior for so long, how can they possibly change it now? I’d also like to add that that isn’t paraphrasing.

  4. Robert A Williams

    To: nunya@biz.wax and anybody else with phony IDs

    We screen ALL comments. We require a valid email address for all comments we post. When presented with such as this, we just disapprove AND delete. We will protect the identity of out commenter’s email and identity. but we will not waste our time dealing with foolishness.

    Thanks to everyone who play by the rules.

  5. Alex Jones

    To the owner of this blog, please continue your quest for truth in this community! Being an employee (little person), I can speak for CCC HR. I have witnessed Mr. Kniceley comment on this dean of learning resources, saying and I quote “I should never hear a supervisor talk to their employees like that.”

    The disease within CCC is very real. Please don’t believe naysayers or shills simply tasked with spreading disinformation. This institution does not care for students, employees, or this community. This is very clear in the Board of Trustees lack of action up to this point.

  6. Sunshine

    This is a symptom of an even bigger problem. Where is the oversight from the state? is anyone at the NCCCS paying attention???? Presidents have a lot of control in community colleges. Each institution is supposed to use a formula to calculate salary depending on experience and level of responsibility. Some colleges make this public and some don’t. Why isn’t there a standard for all community colleges like the county schools have?

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