Texas College Presidents Made over $1 Million in 2008

Five private university presidents in Texas banked more than $1 million in 2008, according to a new report by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Making $2,777,653 for the year, John Brazil of Trinity University in San Antonio, who resigned from his post in January, was the second highest-earning president in the country. He was a distant second to the top earner: the late Bernard Lander of Touro College in New York, who made $4,786,830.

The third overall earner, but the highest-earning sitting president, was R. Gerald Turner of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, who raked in $2,774,000.

Further down the list of 30 presidents that surpassed the million dollar mark is John Lilley, the former president of Baylor University in Waco, with $1,445,373 in total compensation.

Rounding out the bottom of the group are David Leebron of Rice University in Houston and Victor Boschini Jr. of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, who earned $1,017,873 and $1,005,814 respectively.

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