The group felt the school could afford the added expense after getting larger than expected appropriation from the state budget. The raise applies to all eligible teachers and staff.
"I am very pleased the Board of Governors approved this pay raise," said Board Chair, Dr. Sherry Buchanan.
"This is a way of thanking MSSU employees for their hard work," Buchanan says, "It is symbolic in addition to being about dollars and cents, because it shows we value our employees."
The pay raise will take effect July 1st.