Classified staff can’t spare change for athletics

Recently President Benson sent a mass email to CU staff (and others) titled, “The window into CU,” espousing the value of intercollegiate athletics and asking us to support the athletic programs – specifically the new football coach and the football facilities upgrade.

Every time he sends these mass communications, it gives me a window into his thinking on the value of classified staff. Because sending these messages to classified staff who have long gone without raises is like a slap in the face, and it’s not the first one. Enough already. It’s very discouraging to start the workday reading something like this and being reminded of our low position on the CU totem pole.

Hey, I’d like to help support CU athletics, but I have no spare change to do that. Can classified staff please feel a little love from the president? If you can’t give me a raise, can you at least stop sending me these emails?

Kim Schafer
College of Arts and Sciences