That's right. The highest-paid university president in the country, at least based on total compensation, is the president of a school in Illinois. He makes more a year than does the average major league baseball player.
In fact, out of the top 100 university presidents in total compensation, eight of them preside over schools in the state of Illinois. Curious as to which schools?
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Also, the majority of presidents on that list make more in base salary than President Obama. And now you know.