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Texas Higher Ed Leaders Higher Paid

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UT President William Powers, Jr (center) is among the highest-compensated college presidents in the nation, according to one report

The Chronicle of Higher Education has released a report on the compensation that higher education leaders, and the University of Texas ranks very high.

According to the report released this morning, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa received $750,000 in annual compensation, not including $63,892 that the state kicks in for retirement for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.  That puts Cigarroa second on the overall list.  Over the same period, UT-Austin President William Powers, Jr. ranked third, getting a base salary of $600,600, plus deferred compensation of $146,138 for a grand total of $746,738.

But both Cigarroa and Powers are well behind the best-paid on the list: Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee received over $1.3 million in compensation for the '09-'10 fiscal year.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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