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Taxpayer Funded University Presidents Raking in Major Dollars

jfreeman103 Wrote: May 22, 2012 12:40 PM
If my university paid our president the same as the governor, and didn't take away his free house on campus it would save us over $300,000.00 a year and save students $10 a year in tuition. Even leaving all other Benefits intact.

Year after year it seems public university presidents are lobbying their state legislatures for even more taxpayer funding and it seems that every year, students protest rising tuition prices and budget cuts. But the Washington Post recently dug up the numbers in a new survey showing just how much public university presidents are making around the country and for some, it's nearly $2 million per year.  Priorities people. Is higher learning really about educating students anymore?

Texas A&M Chancellor Michael McKinney earned nearly as much, $1.97 million to Gee’s $1.99 million. Ousted Penn State President Graham Spanier...