HOT BLAST: The highest-paid private college presidents
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This week the Chronicle of Higher Education released its listing of executive compensation at private colleges for 2011.

At the top of the list was Robert J. Zimmer of the University of Chicago, who earned $3.3 million a year. That's almost half what Alabama coach Nick Saban collects annually in his new contract.

Here are the top private college earners from across the U.S.:

  • Robert J. Zimmer, University of Chicago, $3,358,723 
  • Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University, $3,121,864 
  • Dennis J. Murray, Marist College, $2,688,148 
  • Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University, $2,327,344 
  • Lawrence S. Bacow, Tufts University, $2,223,752 

In Alabama, the top earners are:

  • T. Andrew Westmoreland, Samford University, $505,500 
  • Gilbert L. Rochon, Tuskegee University, $472,500 
  • J. Cameron West, Huntingdon College, $247,401 
  • Mark Schantz, Birmingham-Southern College, $214,601 


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