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College President's Salaries Have More Than Doubled

By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)
By: WIBW (Kion Hudson)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million has more than doubled.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, nine college presidents earned more than $1 million in total compensation in 2013, compared to just four in 2012.

The top five earners for 2012 and 2013 are Gordon Gee head of West Virginia University.

Gee earned $6.1 million while he was president of Ohio State University, he later resigned.

Bowen Loften of Texas A&M is next at 1.6 million dollars, he also resigned and took a position at Mizzou.

Hamid Shirvani of North Dakota University ranked third with earnings of roughly $1.3 million.

University of Houston President Renu Khator earned $1.2 million and rounding out the top five, Sally Mason of University of Iowa earned $1.1 million.

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