Regents approve new president’s contract

Brianna Sheen

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Rogers was highest paid public employee in the city according to Times Record News Feb, 12, 2011

Rogers was highest paid public employee in the city according to Times Record News Feb, 12, 2011

The university paid workers $29,979,809 in FY2012

The university paid workers $29,979,809 in FY2012 according to an article in The Wichitan.

Incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, now president of Shephard University, answers questions at a forum Feb. 24. Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, now president of Shephard University, answers questions at a forum Feb. 24. Photo by Rachel Johnson.

Members of the MSU Board of Regents approved a contract today for incoming University President Suzanne Shipley, paying her an annual salary of $310,000.

According to the Texas Tribune, retiring University President Jesse Rogers was making $239,004.

However, according to Julie Gaynor, director of marketing and public relations, Roger’s total annual salary with the inclusion of a deferred compensation package is $300,000. Gaynor said Shipley will not have a deferred compensation package.

University presidents at Tarleton State University and West Texas A&M University both make $280,000 according to the Tribune.

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