by Max Brantley
The New York Times and others today are reporting on a new survey of college president pay by the Chronicle of Higher Education. (Alas, you must be a subscriber to see the good stff.) Their pay has inflated tremendously -- relative to staff pay -- as is the case in private business. No, they're not up there with football coaches yet.
Perhaps there's a Chronicle subscriber out there who could provide the Arkansas-relevant data. Judging by the top pay listed in NY Times, our poor college leaders will be down the list.
UPDATE: Here's the data on the Arkansas public and private college leaders included in the Chronicle (not all were listed):
PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS (2006-07)
U. of Arkansas System
B. Alan Sugg -- $233,778 in public funds; $41,222 in private funds; car; house; retirement.
Total compensation: $297,000
U. of Arkansas at Fayetteville
John A. White $223,634 public pay; $41,366 private pay; car; house; retirement
Total compensation: $287,000
U. of Arkansas at Little Rock
Joel E. Anderson: $199,970 public pay; $12,491 private pay; car; house; retirement.
Total compensation: $233,707
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS (2004-05)
J. Timothy Cloyd president: Base pay: $178,500 Benefits: $30,766
Total compensation: $209,266
John Brown University
Charles Pollard president: Base pay $135,000 benefits $23,143
Total compensation: $158,143
Walter B. Roettger, president: Base pay, $186,000; benefits, $10,230
Total compensation: $196,230
University of the Ozarks
Richard D. Niece, president: Base pay, $171,000; benefits, $13,680.
Total compensation: $184,680
Not a one in the range of a big-time offensive or defensive coordinator.