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Texas Chancellors Among Highest Paid College Executives in U.S.

Two university officials in Texas are among the top ten highest paid in the United States, according to a new survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

According to the survey, University of Texas system chancellor William McRaven, clocked in at number three in the rankings of United States public university officials, with earnings of about $1.5 million. John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University system came in fifth in the survey, with about $1.29 million in earnings.

McRaven and Sharp were not the only Texas officials making the survey. At least six other officials from Texas public universities also made the top fifty in the survey, with Michael K. Young from Texas A&M University at College Station the only other official to make $1,000,000 from Texas.

Meanwhile, James R. Ramsey of the University of Louisville was the highest paid executive in the survey. Ramsey was reported as making $4.29 million in the survey.

The rankings were for earnings from 2016 through 2017. Earnings may have included income other than base pay, such as bonuses and non-taxable income.

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