At Florida State, New President Stands to Profit From University's Fund-Raising Success

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Eric J. Barron is eligible to receive a $100,000 bonus for every $100-million the university raises in its current $1-billion campaign.

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Florida State University

Eric J. Barron is eligible to receive a $100,000 bonus for every $100-million the university raises in its current $1-billion campaign.

Fund raising is a big part of any college president's job. But at Florida State University, securing private funds could determine the new president's salary level, an arrangement that compensation experts say is both unusual and controversial.

Under the contract he signed this week, Eric J. Barron is eligible to receive $100,000 for every $100-million that Florida State raises in its current $1-billion