NU’s Schapiro among top-paid college presidents


Northwestern President Morton Schapiro ranks 17th on a list of the top-paid university presidents in the nation.

The Chronicle of Higher Education compiled the list from federal tax returns filed by the schools.

Schapiro, who earned more than $1.25 million, was topped in the local area only by University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, who made nearly $1.6 million.

Income figures for other Chicago-area college presidents include:

  • Dennis Holtschneider of DePaul University, $816,608.
  • Michael Viollt of Robert Morris University, $808,576.
  • John Anderson of Illinois Institute of Technology, $672,245.
  • Warrick Carter of Columbia College Chicago, $629,449.
  • Charles Middleton of Roosevelt University, $602,503

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