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Breaking News | Emmert leaves UW for NCAA

April 28, 2010
Emmert polishes the family Mustang

Photo courtesy Mark Emmert.

 

For all of us that received UW President Mark Emmert’s e-mail yesterday, the news was no doubt a surprise.  However, when the numbers are considered, Emmert’s move is no surprise at all.   

Emmert earns more than $905,00 per year, according to Yahoo! news, which ranked second among presidents for public universities.   He will likely earn more at the NCAA.  Emmert will succeed the late Myles Brand, who reportedly earned $1.7 million per year.  

Emmert and friends in the 70s

Photo courtesy Jerry Herting.

 

This all comes at an inconvenient time for UW students and staff who face a difficult financial situation.  Indeed, among budget cuts, tuition hikes and new construction projects are causing some people to question the institution’s priorities.  

For more about Emmert’s life and history — he’s a Washington native and UW alumn — click here.  We’ve included a couple of photos from the article published in June, 2004.

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