SBD/Issue 232/Sports Industrialists

Emmert Could Re-Pay UW Some Salary If He Takes NCAA Job Early

Univ. of Washington President and incoming NCAA President MARK EMMERT is "trying to leave the university a month early" despite having to give the school a "six-month written notice if he left the university to take a new job," according to Katherine Long of the SEATTLE TIMES. Emmert announced his resignation in late April, "saying at the time that he would start the new job Nov. 1." However, he recently has "told a number of people he wants to leave the UW Oct. 1." Emmert's contract specifies that he would have to give UW "an amount equal to one month of his base salary -- or $51,666 -- if he leaves without giving six months' notice." The UW Board of Regents during a special meeting yesterday "unanimously agreed to let Chairman HERB SIMON negotiate the terms of Emmert's departure." That means the school "could change the terms of the contract, possibly even waving the need for Emmert to pay back a month's worth of his salary" (SEATTLE TIMES, 8/17).

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