Compensation for presidents of private Minnesota colleges and universities

In light of the recent news of the compensation of University of Minnesota President-Designate Eric Kaler, I thought I’d pull up some data on the compensation of some Minnesota private-college presidents.

The source of the data, the Chronicle of Higher Education, lists more than a dozen, and I’ve sorted them from highest to lowest. Some colleges list two presidents. You can click on their names for details.

2008-9 Total compensation package
Carleton College
$122,838,287
$136,198,461
$647,194
Macalester College
$113,043,680
$121,174,492
$619,603
Hamline University
$91,638,365
$108,837,947
Linda N. Hanson

president

$483,557
College of Saint Benedict
$83,455,590
$81,547,522
$365,624
St. Olaf College
$141,198,591
$143,930,599
$363,584
College of Saint Scholastica
$88,664,426
$85,529,377
$327,393
Bethel University

$125,552,700
$120,333,941
$317,057
University of Saint Thomas
$266,068,897
$271,881,678
$304,999
Augsburg College
$88,371,473
$87,573,621
$292,317
Northwestern College
$74,724,260
$75,716,121
Alan S. Cureton

president

$271,066
Bethel University
$125,552,700
$120,333,941
$257,216
Gustavus Adolphus College
$103,414,180
$105,995,241
$197,216
Gustavus Adolphus College
$103,414,180
$105,995,241
John R. Ohle

president

$194,109
St. Catherine University
$89,255,198
$96,031,227
$33,067
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
$72,970,025
$72,011,385
$29,310