A Rhodes Scholar who had been president of Kentucky State in the 1980s and then went on to have a successful business career until 2012, Raymond Burse was cajoled out of retirement this year to head the university once again.
His first move was to find out who was making the least money and help them out.
By reducing his own annual salary of $349,869 by more than $90,000, 24 employees got a pay increase that took them from $7.25 an hour
to $10.25 an hour.
It was about the act of doing something that would be meaningful to individuals to whom I was going to demand a lot from, and so that's what it's all about said the man who once worked minimum-wage jobs himself and has never forgotten his roots.