Let's all join in a chorus of congratulations to dear leader Morgan Burke, who has been given a raise in the form of increased retirement contributions, and a shiny new title. I'm sure we're all in total agreement with the trustees who made the decision that Morgan's performance deserved a pay increase! Under his guidance, Purdue athletics finds itself on a new tier of excellence, and praise is in order. Some selected quotes from the article:
"Purdue athletic director Morgan Burke’s title now includes vice president, and his supplemental deferred retirement benefit increased by $45,000 after approval by the university’s board of trustees last month."
Now to be fair, they are kind of trolling with this raise: "Burke’s contract targeted placing his overall compensation within a range of the 80th to the 90th percentile of Division IA athletic directors. Triol said the current adjustments place Burke in the 73rd percentile. “Purdue and Morgan agreed to certain adjustments that — while resulting in overall compensation below the targeted range — are nonetheless designed to reward him for his performance and appropriately recognize him for his prudent and effective management of Purdue’s athletic program and finances,” Triol said." (emphasis added)
And finally this gem stuck at the very end (referring to changes in his contract): Changes the annual cumulative grade-point average of all intercollegiate athletic teams from 3.05 to 3.00 in the “exceeds” category. Purdue teams finishing in the top half of the Big Ten Conference were lowered from 12 to 10 in the “meets” category, 15 to 13 in the “exceeds” category and 17 to 16 in “greatly exceeds” category.
Ah, now that's how you achieve success my friends. If at first you don't succeed, simply redefine success.