Which private colleges have the top five highest paid presidents?

Which private colleges have the top five highest paid presidents?

December 11th, 2012 in Business Around the Region

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

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Thirty-five chief executives of private colleges earned more than $1-million in total compensation in 2010, according to a new report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The highest paid for 2010 were:

1. J. Robert Kerrey, The New School in New York City, $3,047,703

2. Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, $2,340,441

3. G. David Pollick, Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama, $2,312,098

4. Mark S. Wrighton, Washington University in St. Louis, $2,268,837

5. Nicholas S. Zeppos, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, $2,228,349

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education analysis of pay and benefits for presidents, based on federal tax documents from the 2010 calendar year, the most recent available.