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University of Michigan pours almost $7 million per year into diversity payroll, benefits

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17 diversity employees make over $100,000 per year

The University of Michigan’s diversity budget reaches nearly $7 million per year, with nearly twenty diversity employees pulling down six-figure salaries, even as the school recently hiked tuition on its students.

The staggering sum was revealed in a tweet by Mark J. Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan – Flint.

The highest salary on the list is Robert Sellers, listed as the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer. Sellers makes over $396,000 per year.

William Collins, the director of the school’s Center for Educational Outreach, makes nearly $186,000 per year. Judy Lawson, listed as Special Consultant for Communications and Engagement for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, makes $164,800 per year.

In all, 49 diversity employees make a cumulative $6,728,450, including $1,922,414 in benefits.

The revelation of the University of Michigan’s enormous diversity expenditures comes a short while after the school hiked tuition nearly 3% on its students.

The university has spent significant sums on progressive diversity efforts in the past: A few years ago the school spent nearly $20,000 on an “Inclusive Language Campaign.”

In 2014, the school spent $400,000 to relocate one single tree amidst construction, shortly after a previous tuition hike on students.

CLARIFICATION: The headline has been changed to specify that the spending is on payroll and benefits alone.

MORE: Public university that hikes tuition yearly also spends $800K annually on diversity staffers

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