The Chronicle of Higher Education has a rundown of the compensation private college presidents receive, and three Connecticut colleges are on the top 100 list.

Yale’s president Richard C. Levin is the 9th highest paid private-college president with compensation at $1.6 million. Quinnipiac University’s president John Lahey comes in 27th with $1.2 million and Sacred Heart’s Anthony Cernera 60th with $827,000

The report also lays out the differences between faculty and president compensation. Yale and Quinnipiac’s presidents earn eight times more than the average professor’s income.

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Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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