My Apologies to Wazzu
A couple of weeks back I made fun of our esteemed land-grant university for paying their president as much money as they did. Little did I know the happy day that the U-dub had in store for their head. From the Seattle Times:
When University of Washington President Mark Emmert received an annual raise of more than $100,000 last week, it increased his pay to nearly five times the governor’s and vaulted him to the top ranks of public-university presidents.
Yet UW regents still worry whether Emmert’s new annual compensation of $718,700 will be enough to keep him for the long term. They say that in the two years since coming to the UW, Emmert has been approached several times by other universities, both public and private.
And the kicker…
He also gets free use of the UW’s 12,000 square-foot mansion overlooking Lake Washington.
I am so in the wrong line of work.