- The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee earned $1.9 million last year, making him the highest-paid president at an American public university, Bloomberg reports, and some critics are stepping up to take issue with his compensation.
- Gee reportedly also recorded $1.7 million in expenses in fiscal 2011.
- Benjamin Ginsberg, the author of a book on university administrator hires disputes that there is a relationship between performance and compensation in cases such as Gee's.
From the article:
"... Gee was among 47 administrators, athletic officials and hospital faculty who earned more than $1 million in 2011, according to payroll records compiled by Bloomberg for about 216,000 employees at flagship universities in the 12 most populous states. Much of the compensation came from non-public sources. Gee’s expenses and home renovations weren’t funded with taxpayer dollars, and his performance justifies his compensation, said Gayle Saunders, a university spokeswoman. ..."