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PAGE 4 THE THUNDERBIRD MONDAY NOVEMBER 2, 1987 SHERRATT'S DONATIONS BENEFIT COLLEGE Amid investigations of college presidents, and rumors of school money being used for personal expenses, The Thundcrbird points out how fortunate we are at SUSC to have Gerald R. Sherratt presiding over the campus. Because of the recent investigation and resignation of Utah Valley Community College President J. Marvin Higbee, students have become concerned with college presidents and where disc retionary funds are being used. At UVCC, Higbee was found to have spent thousands of school dollars on private longdistance phone calls, country club memberships and golf equipment for him and his family. At SUSC, records show that thousands of Sherratt's discretionary dollars were donated back to the college. When the State Board of Regents announced that all college and university presidents were to be audited, SUSC faculty and staff members felt very confident in Sherratt. Minutes from the October 13 Deans' Council quote Provost Terry Alger: President Sherratt should have no problems with any audit because of his generosity with his own personal funds in behalf of the college and because all that is being done is authorized," he said. Records of Sherratt's donations show nearly $30,000 of his personal funds his own paycheck has been donated back to SUSC, and $10,000 has been donated to Utah State University, his alma mater, since he became president in 1982. He also made SUSC benificiary of a $1 00,000 life insurance policy and USU benificiary of a $60,000 policy. It is often heard around campus, "President Sherratt helped pay for this out of his own pocket," which is true in many instances. Without his help, the Scarlet and Black and the champion intramural softball team would be without uniforms and many scholarships would not have been awarded. Sherratt's dedication to the students of SUSC has made significant changes on campus in the past five years. His determination to make SUSC a institution has been vital in bringing about the Centrum and the new Student Center. His donations have helped the athletic department, the Braithwaite Gallery, the Shakespearean Festival and many other causes on campus. Sherratt has also covered entertainment expenses for campus guests and club activities. He recently announced that he will take care of costs for Alpha Chi Honor Society's spring reception for freshmen. Sherratt is truly a great leader. Fie is influential to the college and those around him through his leadership decisions, as well as through his example of generosity and integrity. top-quali- ty rut siimtNi Ntws ANnvinvs oi- s( unnrKN uiah statc collh.e cedar city, uimh VOLUME 82, NUMBER 6 Editor Dfinnv Stewart Associate Editor Lisa lane Laird Copy Editor Mitch Connell Photo Editor Richard Engleman Sports Editor Tiftame florence Entertainment Editor Dawn DeBusk Senior Staff Writer Annette Grooms Production Manager Gavin McNeil Advertising Manager Lvnn S. Dennett Faculty Adviser Larr Baker Ihv Thunderbird published each Monday ol the academic year bv and tor the student body ot Southern Utah State College and is not altiliated with the College s department ol communication. The views and opinions expressed in The Thunderbird are the opinions ol the publications individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views ot the institution, taculty, start or student body in general. The unsigned editorial directly above is the opinion ol The Thundcrbird as a single entity. Letters to the editor must be tped and include the name and phone number. Only the name will be printed. Names will not lx w ithheld under any circumstances and the editor reserves editing privileges. Letters must be submitted by noon Friday tor inclusion in the loliowing week s edition. The fhumerbrc: editorial and advertising offices in SUSC Library 103. Mail at SUSC Box 7758. 9184. Cedar City, UT 847J0. Phone (801) Students have great impact on city 'Access' is a recurring column through which The dollar amount that SUSC brings to Iron members of the campus community may address County was. summarized by Hiskey's Estimated themselves to topics of concern andor interest. This Annual Economic Impact of SUSC in Iron County week's column is by ANNETTE GROOMS, senior report of 1983, is approximately as follows: total staff writer for 'The Thunderbird,' and MARC payroll, (616 employees) $6.5 million; student Both FRAZZANO. are senior business expenditures, $9.3 million; Shakespearean Festival, administration majors. $4 million; SUSC local purchases (this is what brings revenue to area businesses), $1.4 million; We had planned to begin this column by Construction (average per year), $3 million; yields discussing the student discrimination in Cedar City, a gross total of $24,444,777. This payroll accounted like the signs that are posted in a few retail for 9.1 percent of the total payrolls establishments stating that they do not accept in Iron County, Thus, making SUSC responsible for student checks (not checks without one or two forms one of every 1 1 payroll dollars earned by workers of identification, but student checks in general) and the corresponding bad attitude of Cedar City in , residents. As the interview progressed for the By election story, we began to realize that students can beat the discrimination by getting involved. Many students and residents don't understand the impact SUSC has on Cedar City. SUSC students make up a dzeable voting block in the city. Student spending also adds to the economy, for which Cedar in Iron County. In the 1 983-8- 4 year SUSC expended City strives. Without SUSC, Cedar City would dry $1.5 million for building supplies, autos, gas, up until there was only a handful of ranchers and equipment repair, food, eating and drinking farmers. supplies, utilities, rent, and other goods and services. According to School of Business Dean Harold Hiskey's report concluded by stating, "There Hiskey hirmelf a city councilmanin a 1983 seems to be no question that SUSC is without doubt study, SUSC provides jobs for 61 6 people, of which the most significant, the most vital, and the most 359 were full time, and 257 we;e part time. These dynamic single economic force in Iron County." numbers might have increased due to the These statistics produce a great power among continuous growth of the school. Also, he said, one SUSC in city affairs. This may be why there is some out of every eight jobs in Cedar City are held by an discrimination. By voting in the municipal elections SUSC employee. Part of the remaining seven consist and getting involved in committees, students can of jobs generated by SUSC (for instance, distributors show a maturity that the residents will respect. This to the school). respect will alleviate discrimination. the elections voting students can gain the community's respect.