MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved raises for the system president and campus chancellors.
The move gives the president and chancellors a 2% raise.
Interim President Tommy Thompson’s salary will increase to $499,121 until he leaves office on March 18. He said he will donate his raise to charity. Incoming permanent President Jay Rothman will make $550,000 annually when he takes over June 1.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank’s salary will increase to $618,278 and UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone will make $420,471. UW-Platteville’s Dennis Shields will be the third-highest paid chancellor at $286,526.
Blank plans to leave UW-Madison this summer to become president at Northwestern University.
The regents in December unanimously approved boosting the system president's salary range by nearly 7%, the UW-Madison chancellor's salary by 21.7%.