URI Top Executive Makes Less Than Nearby Colleagues

Jul 18, 2016

URI President David Dooley


A new analysis of executive compensation at state universities shows the University of Rhode Island trailing much of New England.  The Chronicle of Higher Education looked at state college president salaries across the country in fiscal year 2015. URI’s David Dooley made $330,000 that year, less than any other president of a flagship university in New England, except the University of Maine.

Dooley also made less than the national median of $431,000. The University of Houston had the country’s most generous public college president’s package at $1.3 million. In New England, the highest pay went to University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst, who made nearly $657,000.