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Hemenway, other regents presidents receive raises

October 18, 2007

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Robert Hemenway's career at KU

KU's 16th chancellor, Robert Hemenway, announced Dec. 8, 2008, that he would retire at the end of the current academic year. He's been chancellor for 14 years.

Hemenway highest paid university leader in Kansas

Today all six Regents University presidents received a raise from the Kansas Board of Regents. KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway remains the highest-paid. Enlarge video

All six regents university presidents received a raise from the Kansas Board of Regents today.

Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway remains the highest paid of the six, with state compensation of $260,660 and a total compensation cap of $332,051. The compensation cap reflects that Hemenway receives additional compensation from the KU Endowment Association through private gifts.

Previously, Hemenway's state compensation was $250,319, with a total compensation cap of $319,280.

Hemenway and KSU President Jon Wefald are the only university leaders making more than $300,000.

Comments

Uhlrick_Hetfield_III 7 years, 6 months ago

The question isn't whether the job is worth the salary, the question is whether Hemenway is worth the job. he is clearly over his head and relying solely on his standing as a political hack. Fire him and hire someone worth the salary.

not_dolph 7 years, 6 months ago

About your average salary for the normal Kansan...

The_Voice_of_Reason 7 years, 6 months ago

I don't mean to be rude but what does he do thats worth 260K a year???

not_dolph 7 years, 6 months ago

Voice - you are not being rude...and I think we all know the answer.

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 6 months ago

Hemenway visits old ladies to convince them to give their money to KU Endowment and he gets a % of the take??!! UP to an additional $70,000 over and above his salary! I wonder if the subject of his sales commission comes up when he is giving them his song and dance about giving money....."oh, and if you give just a little bit more my commission will be even better."

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 6 months ago

Are his living quarters given to him as well? Does this guy even have a home mortgage?

Kontum1972 7 years, 6 months ago

wow... i thought he was given one a last year? how time flies....

justthefacts 7 years, 6 months ago

A $10,000 a year raise. Wonder what that works out to a month, after tax and other deductions?

not_dolph 7 years, 6 months ago

Kneejerk...house, car, club memberships, retirement benefits not available to other state employees...and on and on. Yes, it is a good gig.

Godot 7 years, 6 months ago

Fail to maintain the buildings that are in your stewardship, cause the biggest runup in tuition in University history, preside over the drop in rank in the university's national standings and nearly flat enrollment growth, and participate in the selloff of the Med School to Missouri, and get a raise. Priceless.

workin2hard 7 years, 6 months ago

All you unlucky people who could not land the job have a right to be jealous of someone who did. Since you can't figure out how to get ahead hate on those that do. Good logic.

jayhawks71 7 years, 6 months ago

All that money and he still earns about half what Lewis Perkins, Athletic Director, gets paid. Is the university a place of higher learning or athletics.

http://www2.ljworld.com/salaries/

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 6 months ago

workin2hard (Anonymous) says: All you unlucky people who could not land the job have a right to be jealous of someone who did. Since you can't figure out how to get ahead hate on those that do. Good logic.


Did someone post our salaries with our profiles? How do you figure we're all such losers workin? 'Cause you are?

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 6 months ago

I was amazed to see that 72% of Lewis Perkins salary comes from KU Endowment for which Hemenway is the top salesman. Sumthun's jes nawt right here.

kneejerkreaction 7 years, 6 months ago

not_dolph (Anonymous) says:

Kneejerk:house, car, club memberships, retirement benefits not available to other state employees:and on and on. Yes, it is a good gig.


not_dolph, this sounds like a job description for a SALESMAN.

gccs14r 7 years, 6 months ago

There should be one President, not six. The Regents system should be reorganized to be one University, with each campus having a specialty. The savings from not having six complete administrations would be enormous.

Charles L Bloss Jr 7 years, 6 months ago

As a typical government employee, I expect he does a lot less than he is paid for. He certainly doesn't impress me. At least they didn't do it at Christmas time. Thank you, Lynn

not_dolph 7 years, 6 months ago

Knee - don't forget that his wife also gets a car...and wouldn't it be nice if you and I had a Jet to hop around on as well? Sorry forgot those perks as well. Someone else mentioned this also, he sits on corporate boards of directorships who also pay for quarterly meetings etc., to the tune of around $25K per board spot. Of course that is common in the CEO circles.

toefungus 7 years, 6 months ago

He is paid this because we are too weak to prevent it.

guesswho 7 years, 6 months ago

he is a CEO. CEOs get paid a lot, right or wrong.

workin2hard 7 years, 6 months ago

I work hard so i won't have to later. I do not sit and complain about those that make more than me because its not going to change anything. Sitting around pouting and moaning about it lets everyone know where you stand. Don't like the job he is doing then maybe you should apply.

deskboy04 7 years, 6 months ago

He is the Chancellor of the University of Kansas. I don't think that is too much to pay for the leader of the most important institution of higher learning in the midwest.

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