The Compensation of African-American College Presidents

In the 2005-06 academic year, William R. Brody, president of Johns Hopkins University, earned a salary of nearly $1.5 million. With benefits, he had total compensation of more than $1.9 million.

University presidents at state-operated educational institutions also did quite well. John T. Casteen, president of the University of Virginia, had a salary of $468,000 and total compensation of more than $750,000. (The head football coach at the University of Virginia had total compensation of nearly $1.8 million.)

According to a recent report in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the mean compensation of presidents of large research universities in 2005-06 was more than $528,000. For small liberal arts colleges, the mean compensation was $276,000.

Here is a list of African Americans who are college presidents and the total compensation they received in the 2005-06 academic year:

Shirley Ann Jackson
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Dorothy C. Yancy
Johnson C. Smith University
Ruth J. Simmons
Brown University
H. Patrick Swygert
Howard University
Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
Walter D. Broadnax
Clark Atlanta University
Gwendolyn W. Stephenson
Hillsborough Community College
William R. Harvey
Hampton University
Beverly D. Tatum
Spelman College
Hazel R. O’Leary
Fisk University
Lloyd V. Hackley*
North Carolina A&T State University
William L. Pollard*
University of the District of Columbia
Norman C. Francis
Xavier University
Johnnetta B Cole*
Bennett College for Women
Beverly W. Hogan
Tougaloo College
Oscar L. Prater*
Talladega College
Charles E. Young
Allen University

*No longer serving as president of college or university.