LAKELAND (FOX 13) - Florida Polytechnic University just graduated its first freshman class.
With success, comes scrutiny.
The school recently received an anonymous letter, raising concerns about huge raises being given some of the school’s top administrators.
Three vice presidents at Florida Polytechnic University are getting salary hikes between $35,000 and $55,000 each.
Regina Deiulio, vice president and general counsel at Florida Poly, just got a $36,000 increase, which brings her salary up to $215,000.
Kevin Aspegren, Florida Poly's vice president of advancement, got a $50,000 hike, which brings his yearly pay up to $250,000.
Mark Mroczkowski, vice president and chief financial officer at Florida Poly, got a $55,000 hike, bringing his salary to $245,000.
“What we’re trying to do is to make sure we’re treating everyone fairly and exactly the same,” Florida Polytechnic University President Dr. Randy Avent told FOX 13.
Dr. Avent says when the vice presidents were hired, the upstart university did not have a human resources department, so top talent was hired at much lower pay than their market value.
The university says it recently conducted a market analysis and found that the administrators were comparatively underpaid.
The school decided to bring their salaries up to par.
Dr. Avent says, from here on out, increases will be based on merit.