Gee To Be Highest Paid College President In Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - New Ohio State University president Gordon Gee will easily be the highest paid college president in the state.

Gee will be paid a salary of 775-thousand dollars a year. He will get an additional deferred compensation of 225-thousand dollars, bringing the total to 1 (m) million dollars.

The next highest paid college president in Ohio is Nancy Zimpher at the University of Cincinnati.

Zimpher is making 600-thousand dollars a year.

Ohio State trustee Gilbert Cloyd says Gee will be taking a pay cut for his new job

Gee is making one (m) million, one-hundred-thousand dollars as chancellor of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. The Chronicle of Higher Education says it's the highest compensation for any university president in the country.