How much do Alabama's college presidents make? - Montgomery Alabama news.

How much do Alabama's college presidents make?


The Chronicle of Higher Education has released its annual ranking of what public college presidents make.

Survey results released Sunday show four chief executives earned more than $1 million last year.

Topping the list was ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier. He shot to the No. 1 spot when he was forced out in November 2011 over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Spanier received $2.9 million in 2011-12, including $1.2 million in severance pay and $1.2 million in deferred compensation.

The number two name on the list? Auburn's Jay Gogue, who brought home more than $2 million in compensation. Alabama President Judy Bonner made a total of $294,000. 

There was no listing for the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

The median compensation for public college presidents including pay, benefits and bonuses was $441,000.

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee (gee) had the highest base salary: $830,000. That's more than double the median base salary of $374,000.

Copyright 2013, WAFF. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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