Higher Ed Report Lists RI'ers Among Top 100 Best Paid College Presidents In U.S.

Dec 5, 2016

A new study from the Chronicle of Higher Education finds the highest paid private college president in Rhode Island is Richard Gouse, head of the New England Institute of Technology.

According to a Chronicle of Higher Education review of tax filings, NEIT President Richard Gouse received nearly $753,000 in base pay and other compensation in 2014. That puts him at number 70 out of more than 500 college presidents across the country. The highest paid private college president in the country was Jack Varsalona at Wilmington University in Delaware, who received more than $5.4 million in salary, retirement benefits and other compensation.

Rhode Island’s second highest paid private college president was John Bowen at Johnson & Wales, earning more than $749,000. The lowest paid college presidents in the state are at Providence College and Salve Regina, religious institutions whose presidents are members of religious orders.