Lou Anna Simon, an older white woman with glasses and gray hair.
Jan 31, 2023
Portraits, special ceremonies, emeritus status and massive payouts are just a few of the perks some ex-presidents receive—no matter what kind of upheaval they leave behind.


October 27, 2005
Every Stanford University employee will get a little wealthier next week.To a brief silence, and then thunderous applause at a staff-appreciation lunch, President John Hennessy announced Tuesday that all 11,000 full and part-time faculty and staff members will get a $250 bonus next month for their "tremendous effort," which led to “a very successful year.”
October 25, 2005
Benjamin Ladner walked away from American University Monday night -- with millions of dollars.Ladner -- president for 11 years -- was fired this month by American University's Board of Trustees amid reports of profligate spending. For the last two weeks, Ladner and board members have negotiated the financial terms of his departure, with faculty members and students expressing outrage over reports that he would receive a multi-million dollar settlement.
October 11, 2005
Trustees fire Benjamin Ladner as president amid inquiries into questionable spending, but leave key issues unresolved.
September 30, 2005
Michigan ruling says state ban on gay marriage doesn't restrict health insurance.
September 30, 2005
Pension giant infuriates American institutions abroad by telling them it doesn't want their business.
September 29, 2005
Campus HR officials trade stories and advice about what role they can play in setting fair salaries.
September 28, 2005
At Michigan State, 9 unions have agreed to link their salary increases to the university's costs in paying for insurance.
August 5, 2005
John V. Lombardi offers a chancellor's take on the ins and outs of the market for paying professors.
July 25, 2005
Kent State professors consider a strike over plan to change their health benefits.
June 27, 2005
New research explains why gaps between disciplines are larger at some institutions than others.


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