“The Dartmouth” has a very interesting video up on “YouTube” that lists the ten highest paid Dartmouth employees. The list — and the order of the list in particular — may surprise you. The data hails from Dartmouth’s IRS Form 990 for fiscal year 2013. Anyhow, the tenth highest paid Dartmouth employee is the university’s general counsel, Robert Donin. Donin took in $470,080 for the 2013 fiscal year. Next comes former Dartmouth College president James Wright. Wright took in $574,342 in 2013. This salary, it should be noted, was after his presidency had concluded as he was not Dartmouth’s president in 2013. Placing eighth is Pino Audia, a professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business. Audia took in $627,647 in 2013.
Placing seventh is Sydney Finkelstein, associate dean for executive education at the Tuck School of Business. Finkelstein raked in $666,901 in 2013. Placing sixth is Carol Folt, who served as interim president in 2013 (she’s now chancellor at UNC). Folt took in $699,742 in fiscal year 2013. In fifth is Richard Freeman, Jr. Freeman took in $734,112 in 2013 while serving as chair of the department of surgery at the Geisel School (Dartmouth’s medical school named after Dr. Seuss and his wife). In fourth is Paul Argenti, professor of corporate communication at Tuck. He took in $776,158 in 2013. In third is Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School of Business. He took in $794,155 in 2013. Placing second is Chip Souba, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine. He took in $899,766 in 2013. And in first place, the highest paid Dartmouth College employee for 2013 is…Pamela Freedin, chief investment officer. That seems to make logical sense! She raked in $1,060,844 as the only College on the Hill employee to top a million in salary for the year.
Does it surprise you that the president of Dartmouth would make less than professors at Tuck? Does the overrepresentation of Tuck School of Business employees on this list jump out at you? Why do you think that is? Let us know your thoughts on the subject by posting a comment below. We look forward to hearing from you!