Academic Millionaires

, Malcolm A. Kline, 3 Comments

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You can always count on Democratic candidates for president to bash millionaires, even while cultivating their friendship and support behind the scenes. Yet and still, what you are never likely to hear is their inclusion of college presidents in this august group.

Nevertheless, the latest Chronicle of Higher Education tells us that “32 leaders of private colleges earned more than $1 million in 2013.” Here they are:

  • Lee C. Bollinger of Columbia–$4,615,230
  • Amy Gutmann of Penn–$3,065,746
  • Nido Qubein of High Point University–$2,909,148
  • Richard M. Joel of Yeshiva–$2,503,794
  • Nicholas S. Zeppos of Vanderbilt–$2,147,452
  • Scott S. Cowen of Tulane–$1,634,000
  • Ronald J. Daniels of Johns Hopkins–$1,629,325
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne of Rockefeller University–$1,459,267
  • John E. Sexton of NYU–$1,452,992
  • L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California–$1,422,458
  • Victor J. Boschini, Jr., of Texas Christian University–$1,364,696
  • Robert J. Zimmer of the University of Chicago–$1,337,869
  • Donna E. Shalala of the University of Miami–$1,309,328
  • Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute–$1,304,445
  • John A. Fry of Drexel University–$1,288,645
  • John L. Lahey of Quinnipiac University–$1,251,279
  • Morton O. Schapiro of Northwestern–$1,211,285
  • Robert A. Brown of Boston University–$1,182,534
  • Richard H. Brodhead of Duke–$1,159,855
  • Leo I. Higdon, Jr., of Connecticut College–$1,151,774
  • Edward Guilliano of New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury–$1,120,753
  • Richard C. Levin of Yale–$1,119,974
  • Barbara R. Snyder of Case Western–$1,092,979
  • Steven Knapp of George Washington University–$1,091,805
  • Gerald Turner of Southern Methodist University–$1,089,906
  • Nathan O. Hatch of Wake Forest–$1,079,737
  • David E. Van Zandt of the New School for Social Research–$1,072,964
  • David Leebron of Rice University–$1,067,362
  • Stuart Rabinowitz of Hofstra–$1,064,947
  • Sidney A. Ribeau of Howard University–$1,062,933
  • James W. Wagner of Emory–$1,039,772
  • Mark S. Wrighton of Washington University in St. Louis–$1,004,194

Why doesn’t anyone ever ask any of these worthies to “Give back to their community”?