Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Public College President Salaries, 2014-15

Chronicle of Higher Education, Compensation Of Chief Executives at Public College, 2014-15:


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The UT football coach is the highest paid state employee in Texas, followed by the A&M coach.

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jul 20, 2016 5:51:22 AM

Penn State alumni always tell me that it is a private college. It is not part of the Pennsylvania state school system but it does enjoy some state privileges as does Pitt and Temple.

Posted by: Man_in_PA | Jul 19, 2016 5:15:58 PM

I'm amazed that none of the top ten are from California.

Posted by: Mike | Jul 19, 2016 1:59:18 PM

Khatour at Houston achieved tier one status for the university, so she rewarded herself just like any CEO would. This sets the worst possible example for higher education. Administration costs and sports are fueling high tuition for what is otherwise a blue collar school.

Posted by: Dave | Jul 19, 2016 1:55:08 PM

What does the asterisk mean after several entries? Deferred compensation upon retirement? Some other deferred payments?

Posted by: Andy Patterson | Jul 19, 2016 1:01:06 PM

The football and/or men's basketball coach - or both - are pretty much guaranteed to be making more than the President of each of these schools.

Posted by: RonF | Jul 19, 2016 11:33:31 AM

Nice work if you can get it. Refresh me on this -- how did these shrubs get these jobs?

Posted by: curmudgeoninchief | Jul 19, 2016 11:00:17 AM

Nice salaries, but probably not as high as the football and men's basketball coaches in some cases.

Posted by: Old Ruster from JD Junkyard | Jul 19, 2016 10:17:15 AM

I am always astounded how some not very large and not very high quality systems always make this list. Michigan, Texas, Penn State, OSU--these are very large, high quality programs. But Wright State? All of these salaries are very high, but, it seems like we should at least see the highest quality, most complicated programs paying the most in salary.

Posted by: Jed | Jul 19, 2016 10:16:09 AM

Oops, I see that the A&M listing covers only College Station.

Posted by: PaulB | Jul 19, 2016 10:14:08 AM

Dale, not surprising that UT and A&M would be near the top given that both have hundreds of thousands of students. Why Houston is at the very top is beyond me.

Posted by: PaulB | Jul 19, 2016 10:12:23 AM

I'm embarrassed because three of the top ten are in Texas. .

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jul 19, 2016 8:02:58 AM