2 U-Texas execs among top 3 for total compensation

April 4, 2011 9:57:17 AM PDT
Two University of Texas System leaders have been ranked among the top three public higher education executives for total compensation. The Chronicle of Higher Education annual review found that Francisco Cigarroa, appointed UT System chancellor in January 2009, had total compensation for 2009-2010 at $750,000. The president of UT-Austin, William Powers Jr., had total compensation of $746,738.

The Chronicle, in results released Sunday, listed the top-compensated executive as the president of Ohio State University, Gordon Gee, earning more than $1.3 million.

Total compensation is defined as actual dollars received by the chief executive during the fiscal year in base pay, bonuses and deferred compensation.

The Chronicle of High Education looked at compensation for leaders of 185 public universities. The median total compensation for college presidents was $375,442.

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