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New survey offers a peek at university president salaries




Director George Lucas (L) and USC President Steven B. Sample speak during the ceremony to commemorate Lucasfilm's donation of $175 million to support USC's School of Cinematic Arts on October 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Director George Lucas (L) and USC President Steven B. Sample speak during the ceremony to commemorate Lucasfilm's donation of $175 million to support USC's School of Cinematic Arts on October 4, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
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A new survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education looked at compensation for the countries highest paid college presidents. Of the private universities, USC's president Steven Sample was the 6th highest-paid president.

While many college presidents do not earn the same salary as their corporate counterparts,  they have plenty of perks and special benefits that add to their overall wealth. Many of those added forms of compensation are given in a way that hides their value.

Joining the show with more is Jack Stripling of the Chronicle of Higher Education.