The Chronicle of Higher Education tells us the median salary of public university presidents rose 4.7 percent in 2011-12 to more than $440,000 a year. This increase vastly outpaced the rate of inflation, as well as the earnings of the typical worker in the U.S. economy. Perhaps, most relevant for this community, it also surpassed the compensation growth for university professors.
Two months into his presidency at Rutgers University, Robert Barchi was overseeing the largest reorganization at U.S. public colleges, including a medical school merger. In a fateful decision, he chose not to watch a video of the men’s basketball coach abusing players that later horrified the nation.
Pennsylvania State University lost a court bid to dismiss a lawsuit by former assistant football coach Mike McQueary over claims he was fired because of his cooperation in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case.
Charges against ex-Pennsylvania State University President Graham Spanier stem from a cache of evidence uncovered by prosecutors this year that include e-mails linking him to a conspiracy to cover up the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to a grand jury report.
From professors to politicians, questions flowed on whether Rutgers University President Robert Barchi and Athletic Director Tim Pernetti deserve the same fate as the basketball coach they fired yesterday.
Pennsylvania State University longtime football head coach Joe Paterno, fired President Graham Spanier and other officials failed to protect children from sexual abuse by former coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a report by investigator Louis Freeh.
Pennsylvania State University must wait until next month for an answer to its request to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former coach tied to the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse case, a state court judge said.
Graham Spanier, after 16 years as president of Penn State University, is under mounting pressure to resign amid allegations that a former athletics department assistant molested boys inside the school’s sports complex.