Penn State president receives raise after first year on the job

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  • Trustees at Penn State University approved a 16% raise to $600,000 for President Rodney Erickson that was effective Nov. 1, the university announced Wednesday.
  • The raise gives Erickson a median salary based on a survey, conducted by Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh, of 17 comparable research institutions and is in line with his employment agreement, says the school.
  • Erickson was promoted from provost to president last year following the departure of his predecessor, Graham Spanier, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State trustees have approved a 16 percent raise for President Rodney Erickson to $600,000 after a review of his performance in the year since he took office. ...

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