December 8th, 2014
Belmont University’s president was paid more than eight times the
average salary for the school’s faculty last year, the largest such gap
among the nation’s top universities, according to an analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Bob Fisher’s base pay, which was included in a report on the 2012-13
fiscal year, was $819,021, according to the most recent files kept by
the Internal Revenue Service. The Chronicle compared those earnings with
data from the American Association of University Professors to complete
its analysis, which was released Sunday. The analysis included 500 U.S.
colleges with the largest endowments.