James Montgomery http://wuis.org en U Of I Athletic Director Could Get A Raise http://wuis.org/post/u-i-athletic-director-could-get-raise <p>University of Illinois trustees are considering giving Athletic Director Mike Thomas a raise and a contract extension. &nbsp;<br />Trustee James Montgomery said Thursday that under the proposal Thomas' base pay would be increased to $554,000 and extended by two years. Thomas was hired in 2011 on a five-year contract with a base salary of $475,000. &nbsp;</p><p>A trustees' committee will consider the proposal Thursday in Chicago. Any changes would eventually have to be approved by the full board of trustees that governs the university. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:23:10 +0000 Associated Press 16581 at http://wuis.org U Of I Athletic Director Could Get A Raise