Monday, November 20, 2006

High pay for public university presidents, but don't forget the football coaches

AP picked up on a report by Chronicle of Higher Education on the highest paid university presidents. David P. Roselle of the University of Delaware is the highest-paid public university president this year, receiving $979,571 in pay and benefits. At $880,950, Purdue University President Martin C. Jischke is number 2. One wonders how well the administrators at plagiarism-plagued SIU made out.

Before getting too excited, however, recall that university football coaches are paid even more than presidents. For example, don't forget that Vai Sikahema had noted in his now famous op-ed "Rutgers is Wrong" that Greg Schiano, the Rutgers football coach, is the highest paid state employee in New Jersey. Although Rutgers ventured into the "top 10" in 2006, it lost to Cincinnati last time out.

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