As you might suspect, college presidents make big bucks in exchange for calling the shots (and fundraising) at campuses nationwide. At private schools, the president is commonly the highest paid employee. At public schools, it’s usually the football coach.
But Kenyon’s former President S. Georgia Nugent put the College back in the spotlight on Monday when she made The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s list of the top twenty highest-paid private college presidents in 2011, pulling in nearly $1.3 million. That’s a 147% raise from what she made in 2010. What gives, Kenyon?