The next president of the University of Wisconsin Regents could make almost $600,000 per year under a proposal that the Board of Regents will consider.
The regents are meeting Thursday at UW-Parkside in Kenosha. The proposals they'll consider include one to hike salaries for top officials.
A Wisconsin State Journal report says the proposal would shift the midrange salary targets for top System officials and campus leaders by an average of 17.5 percent. It would also expand the upper and lower ends of the pay scales to give Regents more flexibility in determining salaries.
The new ranges would mostly apply to new hires, and not existing administrators whose salaries are already in the proposed ranges.
The president's position would pay between $399,000 and $598,500. The outgoing president makes $414,000.