UW News

March 16, 2006

University of Washington Regents increase president’s salary

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At its regular monthly meeting today, the University of Washington Board of Regents increased the salary of President Mark Emmert by 5.11 percent to $494,000, retroactive to Sept. 1, 2005.

“Since coming to the University, in the summer of 2004, President Emmert has done a superb job in providing the kind of dynamic leadership that will help our University thrive well into the future,” said Board of Regents chair, Sally Jewell. “He has worked very hard to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the external community, enhancing our region’s appreciation for the amazing work in scholarship and research that happens daily at our University. Our programs are thriving, he is assembling an outstanding leadership team, his efforts in support of the fundraising campaign are providing critical support for the future, and he has worked closely with our elected officials to listen to the needs of our citizenry and gain their trust and support in public higher education. The regents feel it is important that we recognize Mark’s contributions to the University by giving him a pay increase, keeping his salary competitive with presidents of other top public universities in America.”

Currently, Emmert’s salary places him eighth among major public research university presidents in data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education, behind the Universities of Michigan, Texas, Virginia and Rutgers and just ahead of Georgia Tech and Arizona State. The UW ranks first among all public universities in federal funding for research and training and was recently ranked 17th among the world’s top research universities, public and private.