Top university president vs US president – the salary
Gordon Gee vs Barack Obama
If you a student in Ohio State University (OSU), then you have a highest paid US public university president, Gordon Gee. Gordon’s salary is about 1.6 million dollars, with base salary $802,125, source. In the year of 2007 – 2008, Gordon’s salary is $1,346,225, details available here.
Comparing with the salary of US president Obama, Gordon’s salary is about 3 -4 times of Obama.
The article from Time can offer a hint for why Gordon can earn so high salary.
“Gee’s power is evident in his $4.35 billion budget — bigger, he notes, than the budget of the state of Delaware, … presiding over some 40,000 employees of OSU”