Texas University Leaders' Pay High on National List

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In the Chronicle of Higher Education's latest ranking of compensation for public college and university presidents, three of the top 10 earners in fiscal year 2011 come from Texas.

Those three aren't university presidents, exactly — they are chancellors of the state's university systems, which oversee multiple institutions.

Former Texas A&M University System Chancellor Mike McKinney, who stepped down in July, ranked second nationally at $1,966,347. His nearly $2 million total includes a $683,000 separation agreement.

Of the current chancellors, Texas Tech University System's Kent Hance ranked the highest — sixth nationally — ...

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