By Quincy Hodges, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Louisiana’s public higher education institutions spent more than $1.2 billion for salaries in the 2014-15 fiscal year, according to information obtained from Louisiana Board of Regents.
The LSU System, which has nine entities, employed more than 13,000 employees and paid them more than $714 million this fiscal year. Among its top earners were LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander at $600,000, athletic director Joe Alleva ($525,000), assistant football coaches, Cam Cameron, Robert Steele and Frank Wilson, all of whom earned $500,000. Steven Heymsfield, the highest paid professor within the LSU system, earned $416,000.
The University of Louisiana system, which includes nine campuses, employed more than 11,000 employees, paying them more than $448 million during this fiscal year.
UL System President Sandra Woodley was the top earner, bringing in $$375,000, followed by University of Louisiana-Lafayette President Ernest Savoie ($360,000) Louisiana Tech University President Leslie Guice ($350,000) and UNO President Peter Fos ($325,000).
The Southern University System employed more than 2,000 employees and had an annual payroll of $84.4 million. Ron Mason, SU’s system president earned $374,000, the highest paid employee in the system. Southern University Law Center Chancellor Freddie Pitcher was the second highest paid employee, bringing in $224,000. Roman Banks, SU’s head football coach and interim athletic director, earned $205,000.
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