As in years past, the top earners included leaders who received large payouts when they stepped down.
The "golden parachutes" of former officials are pricey for some colleges.
John E. Sexton's compensation differs from that of other private-college chiefs in how the university reports his annual retirement benefit.
- Paychecks Top $1-Million for 23 Private-College Presidents
- Searchable Database: Executives' Compensation at Private Institutions
- Table: Leaders in Total Compensation at Private Colleges, 2007-8
The attention began with articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, which alleged that the university paid administrators millions of dollars in largely unreported...
Like it or not, college leaders are going to get questions about their paychecks. They need to be ready to handle them.