Monday, November 2, 2009

Highest Paid College President

An article "23 Private College Presidents Made More Than $1 Million" in today's New York Times identifies highly paid leading executives. The top one caught my attention:
The highest paid private university executive was Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., with a pay package totaling $1,598,247 in fiscal 2008. Ms. Jackson, a physicist and former chairwoman of the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been at Rensselaer since 1999, and first became the highest-paid university president just two years later.
Admittedly, I wouldn't have expected a black woman to top the list in pay. What about you?

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