Historic enrollment leads to one-time bonus for Cameron faculty, staff

The University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University Board of Regents today approved a one-time enrollment bonus for eligible Cameron University faculty and staff during the Board of Regents meeting held at the McMahon Centennial Complex. Sufficient funds are available for the bonus plan thanks to Cameron’s record enrollment and financial support provided by the Cameron University Foundation.

“Despite the monthly budget cuts that Cameron University experienced during the last fiscal year, Cameron’s dedicated faculty and staff remained focused on maintaining the high quality academic programs that Cameron students deserve,” says Cameron President Cindy Ross. “We are able to reward eligible employees for their efforts due to our record-setting enrollment increases over the past two years and the extraordinary generosity of the Foundation. Private donors have provided the funds to transform this campus, and now they are providing funds to help recognize our exceptional faculty and staff.”

In Fiscal Year 2010, Cameron achieved both a record enrollment and a record increase in enrollment. The number of students enrolled, credit hours taken, and full-time equivalent students each increased more than 13 percent. Cameron’s 2010 gain in enrollment was solidified this fall with an additional increase of more than three percent in students and more than four percent in credit hours taken and full-time equivalent students. 

In order to be eligible for the bonus plan, Cameron employees must have at least a satisfactory performance evaluation and be a current, regular employee working at least half-time at the time the bonus is awarded. Each employee’s date of employment will determine the bonus amount. Bonuses will range from a minimum of $720 to a maximum of $3,500.

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October 27, 2010

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