Recent data shows some of the highest-paid executives at universities around the country are making well into the millions after bonuses and other pay are added to their base pay.
The Chronicle of Higher Education gathered data on more than 1,400 chief executives from more than 600 private colleges between the years 2008 and 2016 and close to 250 public universities and systems between 2010 and 2018.
Below are the top 10 highest paid leaders at universities in the United States and in Virginia.
Top 10 highest-paid university/college executives in the United States
*Kenneth W. Starr - Baylor University (private): $4,946,996
Lee C. Bollinger - Columbia University (private): $3,927,961
Amy Gutmann - University of Pennsylvania (private): $3,211,681
Victor J. Boschini Jr. - Texas Christian University (private): $2,864,303
Edward Guiliano - New York Institute of Technology at Old Westbury (private): $2,733,651
William H. McRaven - University of Texas: $2,578,609
Nido Quebein - High Point University (private): $2,368,358
Stephen C. Ainlay - Union College (N.Y.) (private): $2,289,549
Paula S. Wallace - Savannah College of Art and Design (private): $2,043,120
10. Joel Seligman - University of Rochester (private): $1,990,250
Top 10 highest-paid university/college executives in Virginia
Jerry Falwell Jr. - Liberty University: $991,527
*Teresa A. Sullivan - University of Virginia: $968,341
Michael Rao - Virginia Commonwealth University: $778,967
*James Edward Ryan - University of Virginia: $696,902
John R. Broderick - Old Dominion University: $623,734
*W. Taylor Reveley - College of William & Mary: $617,149
Ronald A. Crutcher - University of Richmond (private): $599,725
Angel Cabrera - George Mason University: $599,320
Timothy D. Sands - Virginia Tech: $591,329
William R. Harvey - Hampton University: $572,112
*Note: Asterisks indicates executive did not serve for a full year.
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