The Real Millionaire’s Club: College Presidents

, Malcolm A. Kline, 2 Comments

If you’re still looking for the one-percenters, you might try checking out college campuses rather than corporate boardrooms: As tallied by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 36 college presidents were paid more than one million dollars in 2012.

Meet the big men and women on campus:

  • Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—$7,143,312
  • John L. Lahey, Quinnipiac University—$3,759,076
  • Lee C. Bolinger, Columbia—$3,389,917
  • Amy Gutmann, Penn—$2,473,952
  • Charles R. Middleton, Roosevelt University—$1,762,956
  • Susan Hockfield, MIT—$1,679,097
  • David W. Leebron, Rice—$1,522,502
  • John E. Sexton, NYU—$1.404,484
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller University—$1,381,341
  • Richard C. Levin, Yale—$1,375,365
  • Robert J. Zimmer, University of Chicago—$1,369,856
  • Nido Qubein, High Point University—$1,355,777
  • Steadman Upham, University of Tulsa—$1,355,061
  • L. Max Nikias, University of Southern California—$1,316,524
  • John J. DeGioia, Georgetown—$1,292,786
  • Steven Knapp, George Washington University—$1,263,034
  • Donna E. Shalala, University of Miami—$1,225,689
  • David E. Van Zandt, New School for Social Research–$1,172,515
  • Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University—$1,170,851
  • Robert A. Brown, Boston University—$1,164,078
  • Robert Weisbuch, Drew University—$1,155,382
  • Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vanderbilt—$1,154,488
  • Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Texas Christian University—$1,150,966
  • Morton O. Schapiro, Northwestern—$1,123,913
  • James F. Jones, Jr., Trinity College (Connecticut)—$1,118,678
  • Richard Brodhead, Duke—$1,102,608
  • Ronald J. Daniels, Johns Hopkins—$1,100,844
  • John A. Fry, Drexel University—$1,074,814
  • Barbara R. Snyder, Case Western—$1,035,849
  • Scott S. Cowen, Tulane—$1,020,000
  • Walter Harrison, University of Hartford–$1,019,779
  • James W. Wagner, Emory—$1,019,607
  • Richard M. Joel, Yeshiva—$1,016,453
  • Edward Guiliano, New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury—$1,015,259
  • Edward L. Ayers, University of Richmond—$1,008,770
  • Nathan O. Hatch, Wake Forest—$1,005,505

2 Responses

  1. Ikia

    December 15, 2014 11:57 am

    What a bunch of bu**sh**!

    There are 2,870 accredited four-year colleges and universities and 1,729 two-year accredited colleges in the U.S., and of those 4,599 institutions, you’re complaining that 36 of them … .0078277% … are paying their CEOs a million dollars or more? And you’re stating that’s comparable to or exceeds the millions being paid to corporate CEOs ???

    What a bunch of bu**sh**!

    AIM should be ashamed of itself for even posting this article!!!

  2. moderatedrinker

    December 16, 2014 3:15 pm

    From my experience, most college presidents apparently receive at least a quarter of a million dollars per year. This excludes all the common perks such as free housing (often luxurious), generous retirement benefits, and on and on. Indeed, a substantial proportion of professors receive over $100,000 per year. You’ll notice that I said “receive,” not “earn”, over 100,000 per year. I’m embarrassed to be part of the system.

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