Paychecks Top More Than $1-Million for 23 Private-College Presidents

Rensselaer's chief tops the list at nearly $1.6-million

James Estrin, The New York Times, Redux

Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the highest-paid private-college leader in this year's survey, stands inside the university's new performing-arts center.
November 01, 2009

Shirley Ann Jackson had big plans when she was hired as president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute a decade ago. Shovels hit the ground soon after as part of a wide-ranging strategic plan that she directed. Ms. Jackson's compensation matched her…

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