Stephens College has increased its minimum wage to $10 an hour effective immediately.
The increase will impact newly hired full-time employees starting entry-level positions.
“It’s the right thing to do,” President Dianne Lynch said. “We know $10 an hour is still not enough, but it’s what we can do and want to do for our employees.”
Lynch made the announcement during an all-campus meeting prior to the start of the semester. The news was followed by cheers from faculty and staff.
Minimum wage in Missouri is $7.65 an hour, and the federal minimum wage is $7.25.
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