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Presidential Salaries

November 02, 1998

Presidents of private colleges and universities commanded handsome salaries in 1996-97. Yet none of them knocked USC football coach John Robinson from his perch as the best-paid man in academia. His salary was $527,000 1/3at least it was until he was fired at the end of 1997.Nor have many of California 3/8s college presidents earned as much as their counterparts at Eastern schools, according to a nationwide survey of federal tax returns by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Here are the salaries of the nation 3/8s best-paid private college presidents and of some Southern California college leaders.

Highest-paid presidents of private universities 1996-97

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Judith S. Rodin Pennsylvania $498,536 Joe B. Wyatt Vanderbilt $472,110 George Rupp Columbia $430,000 L. Jay Oliva New York $428,469 James M. Shuart Hofstra $401,123* William R. Brody Johns Hopkins $396,706 Stephen J. Trachtenberg George Washington $385,241 Eamon M. Kelly** Tulane $373,166 Thomas E. Everhart** Caltech $360,000 Gerhard Casper Stanford $357,735 Mark S. Wrighton Washington (Mo.) $356,662 Malcolm Gillis Rice $351,617 William Tucker Texas Christian $351,110 Richard C. Levin Yale $350,000 Torsten N. Wiesel Rockefeller $350,000 Harold T. Shapiro Princeton $341.850 Victor P. Meskill Dowling College $339,923 Steven B. Sample USC $337,500 Rebecca Stafford Monmouth (N.J.) $335,083

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Presidents' pay and benefits at some Southern California institutions 1996-97

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PAY BENEFITS James L. Doti Chapman University $156,963 Peter Stanley Pomona College $195,455 Jack L. Stark Claremont McKenna College $175,000 Marilyn Chapin Massey Pitzer College $182,338 John Maguire Claremont Graduate University $150,000 John B. Slaughter Occidental College $183,987 Nancy Y. Bekavac Scripps College $166,600 $29,999 James R. Appleton University of Redlands $175,000 James L. Ash Whittier College $170,000 Rabbi Robert Wexler University of Judaism $156,060 Clyde Cook Biola University $146,310 Luther Luedtke California Lutheran U. $138,383 B. Lyn Behrens Loma Linda University $117,391 Sister Karen Kennelly Mt. St. Mary 3/8s College $103,415

PAY James L. Doti $85,592 Peter Stanley $43,502 Jack L. Stark $57,385 Marilyn Chapin Massey $31,647 John Maguire $57,337 John B. Slaughter $21,656 Nancy Y. Bekavac James R. Appleton $16,500 James L. Ash $16,440 Rabbi Robert Wexler $14,147 Clyde Cook $14,852 Luther Luedtke $15,500 B. Lyn Behrens $7,307 Sister Karen Kennelly $12, 635

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Note: Figures are for pay only. They do not include benefits.

* Pay includes deferred-compensation payments of about $110,000.

** No longer with the institution.

Pay includes $145,083 for tenure redemption and other incentive payments.Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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