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ERIC Number: EJ825462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-21
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Leaders of Regional Public Institutions Earn Less than Their Counterparts at Research Universities
Lopez-Rivera, Marisa
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n13 pB6 Nov 2008
Outrage over salaries for university executives is nothing new. Even presidents of often ignored regional public institutions are feeling public scorn these days. A September editorial in the "Gloucester County Times," a New Jersey newspaper, criticized bonuses received by two local university presidents. One of the leaders, Donald J. Farish, president of Rowan University, had turned down a $15,000 bonus that the governing board had approved. He accepted a $15,000 raise that put his salary at $300,000 for 2008-2009. This article reports that in spite of appearances, presidents at public master's-degree universities tend to earn quite a bit less than leaders of many private colleges and public research institutions. Median compensation for chief executives at doctoral institutions was $365,190 for 2007-2008, according to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, which includes both public and private universities. For master's-degree-institutions, it was $226,000.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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