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New Study Ranks Pay Of Public College Leaders. One Indiana College President Is In The Top 5

BallStateUniversity’s Jo Ann Gora was the fifth-highest-paid public college president in the United States during the 2011-12 academic year, according to a new survey released Monday by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Gora, collected $500,000 in deferred pay on top of $431,000 in base pay, launching her into the top five earners, with a total of $985,000. Elsewhere in Indiana, 

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie placed 32nd on the list, with $653,258 in compensation; 

Former Purdue University President France Cordova placed 64th, at $550,250; 

And IUPUI chief Charles Bantz placed 161st, at $348,423. 

IndianaStateUniversity's Daniel Bradley ranked 168th, at $334,425.   The public college data is based on a survey of institutions. 

It analyzed compensation of 212 presidents at 191 public research institutions. 

Top 10 recipients, in total compensation, 2011-12: 

1. Graham Spanier (former), PennsylvaniaStateUniversity, $2,906,271

2. Jay Gogue, AuburnUniversity, $2,542,865

3. E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State University, $1,899,420

4. Alan Merten (former), George Mason University, $1,869,369

5. Jo Ann Gora, Ball State University, $984,647

6. Mary Sue Coleman, University of Michigan, $918,783

7. Charles Steger, Virginia Tech, $857,749

8. Mark Yudof, University of California, $847,149

9. Bernard Machen, University of Florida, $834,562

10. Francisco Cigarroa, University of Texas, $815,833