Penn State board approves pay hike for university president

September 13, 2019 GMT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The president of Penn State is getting a 2.5% salary increase and trustees are making it retroactive to the beginning of July.

The Board of Trustees on Friday voted unanimously to boost Eric Barron’s base pay to $855,000 a year.

He’s been Penn State’s top administrator since 2014.

The Centre Daily Times says that together with an annual retention bonus of $200,000, Barron will be paid more than $1 million.


The board is also approving salary increases for the provost, Nicholas Jones, and a senior vice president, David Gray.


Information from: Centre Daily Times, http://www.centredaily.com