Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon is among the 28 Florida college presidents with the highest perks, according to a review ordered by Gov. Rick Scott.
Gallon’s $455,714 annual compensation, including benefits, is the fourth-highest in the state, according to the report by Chief Inspector General Melinda Miguel. The study showed that presidents’ compensation ranged widely — from $144,000 for North Florida Community College to $630,000 for the president of Miami-Dade College.
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The Associated Press contributed to this story.
The state’s highest-paid college presidents, fall 2012 enrollment and 2012-2103 operating budgets:
President’s total compensation: $630,157. Fulltime enrollees: 58,285. Estimated operating budget: $323.6 million.
Florida State College at Jacksonville:
Former president’s total compensation: $504,596. Fulltime enrollees: 22,714. Estimated operating budget: $128.8 million.
President’s total compensation: $478,558. Fulltime enrollees: 30,478. Estimated operating budget: $149.2 million.
Palm Beach State College:
President’s total compensation: $455,714. Fulltime enrollees: 20,279. Estimated operating budget: $101.4 million.
President’s total compensation: $454,900. Fulltime enrollees: 30,745. Estimated operating budget: $147.3 million.
Source: Florida Office of the Chief Inspector General