During the last year, many college presidents -- frequently as a prelude to employee salary freezes (or cuts) -- announced that they were freezing or cutting their own salaries. While such announcements became common, it turns out that a notable minority of private college presidents did receive raises, some of them healthy ones for a year of little inflation.
The median base salary increase for senior administrators in 2010 was 1.4 percent, up from no increase at all in 2009, according to data released today by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.
There’s probably not a very good time to announce that a college president is going to be making $100,000 more than the year before. The California State University System probably picked one of the worst.