Clemson University President Receives $100,000 Pay Raise


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Rob Shimshock Education Reporter
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Clemson University’s president will receive a $100,000 raise after a unanimous vote Friday by the school’s trustees.

James P. Clements will now receive $901,330 per year, $588,800 of which will be derived from the Clemson University Foundation and the remainder of which will be paid by the state of South Carolina, Greenville Online reported. The trustees also granted Clements a $50,000 deferred compensation, which the president will receive if he keeps his job for another three years.

“Jim Clements has done an outstanding job of leading this great university over the past three years, and we are fortunate to have him at Clemson,” board chairman Smyth McKissick said during the February renewal of Clements’s contract for an additional five years. “Jim has a clear vision for Clemson and has built a strong team to help make that vision a reality. We are very excited about what the future holds for the university under this leadership.”

Clemson University also announced some of the school’s achievements, including the completion of a $1 billion fundraising campaign, a spike in student applications and the academic accomplishments of admitted students, and the construction and renovation of certain campus buildings.

Public college presidents made $428,000 on average in 2014.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Clemson trustees for comment, but received none in time for press.

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