Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Public College Presidential Pay

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Public College Presidential Pay


Base pay, bonuses, and benefits for 196 chief executives at public doctoral universities and systems in 2021.
 

  1. Eric J. Barron, Penn State, $1.157M
  2. Jay A. Perman, University system of Maryland, $1.033M
  3. Susan Cole, Montclair State, $937,488
  4. Martin T. Meehan, U. of Massachusetts system, $877,314
  5. Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan, $820,075
  6. Richard C. Benson, U. of Texas at Dallas, $673,636
  7. Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, UMass-Boston, $644,563
  8. Devinder Malhotra, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, $556,681
  9. Mark Fuller, UMass-Dartmouth, $547,401
  10. Todd J. Leach, University system of New Hampshire, $536,381

>> Complete List
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CONFERENCES

2.  Lyon Joins SLIAC
 

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The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) officially announced today that Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas, will become the 10th member of the conference beginning in Fall, 2023. The conference's governing bodies unanimously approved Lyon College's membership application and the Scots will begin regular season competition in 15 of the men's and women's sponsored sports in their inaugural year.

"On behalf of the SLIAC Presidents' Council, I'm pleased to welcome President Melissa Taverner, Athletic Director Kevin Jenkins, and Lyon College as the newest SLIAC member," said Fontbonne University President and SLIAC President's Council Chair Dr. Nancy Blattner. "Lyon College has an experienced athletic staff, excellent facilities, and a strong commitment to the academic and athletic success of their student-athletes; as such, they are a perfect fit with the other members of the SLIAC.  We are excited to expand our membership and look forward to engaging the Lyon Scots in competition."

Lyon becomes the 10th member of the SLIAC; joining current institutions Blackburn College, Eureka College, Fontbonne University, Greenville University, Principia College, Spalding University, Webster University, and Westminster College and will join the league along with fellow league newcomer Mississippi University for Women beginning next fall.

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Chi Alpha Sigma is the first, and only, national scholar-athlete society to honor those four-year collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition.

Founded in 1996 and with over 300 active chapters nationwide, Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes undergraduate college student-athletes who participate in a sport at the varsity intercollegiate level, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full time semester, and earn a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average. One institutional chapter membership will induct all eligible student-athletes each year and the student-athletes are recognized for life and never asked to pay any fees themselves.

To start a chapter on your campus today, contact Kellen Wells-Mangold, Executive Director, at kellen@ncahs.org or visit chialphasigma.org for more information.
SOFTBALL

3.  Morrisville Puts 2023 Season on Hiatus
 


The SUNY Morrisville Athletics Department has announced, after significant consideration, a pause on the softball program for the 2022-23 athletics season.
 
The Athletics Department, alongside college administration, will continue to explore all options to position the softball program for success in the future.

The Mustangs finished 6-28 a year ago. Of the 16 players on the roster, 14 were first-years or sophomores in 2022.

>> What They're Saying: "First, I am incredibly grateful for the members of the softball team and their dedication and passion for the program and the Morrisville community," said SUNY Morrisville Athletics Director Matt Grawrock. "They have sacrificed so much, and to be at this point is hard knowing all they have given, as well as so many before them. This was not an easy decision, and the timing is due in large part to the fact that we were working to explore every option until the last moment."

>> Morrisville release

VOLLEYBALL

4. Eau Claire Tops Preseason Poll


Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the preseason No. 1 team in Division III women's volleyball according to the preseason AVCA poll.

The defending national champion Blugolds pulled in 72 first-place votes to hold off runner-up Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (11) for the top spot. Calvin was third and received four firsts, while Juniata and Trinity (Texas) rounded out the top five.

  1. UW-Eau Claire (72), 2165
  2. Claremont-M-S (11), 2125
  3. Calvin (4), 2074
  4. Juniata, 1903
  5. Trinity, Texas (1), 1811
  6. Berry (1), 1742
  7. NYU, 1536
  8. Emory (1), 1460
  9. Johns Hopkins, 1341
  10. Hope, 1239

11-15: MIT, Wartburg, Tufts, Colorado College, Northwestern
16-20: UW-Whitewater, Otterbein, Southwestern, Gustavus Adolphus, Bethel
21-25: Wesleyan (Conn.), Susquehanna, Ohio Northern, Transylvania, Chicago

>> Conference Call: UAA (3), Landmark (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), NESCAC (2), OAC (2), SCAC (2), SCIAC (2), WIAC (2), A-R-C (1), Centennial (1), Heartland (1), NEWMAC (1), SAA (1), UMAC (1)

>> Complete Poll
 
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Outside the Wonder Bar — a music venue across from the Asbury Park boardwalk on the Jersey Shore — dogs jump from plastic pool to pool and lap from a sprinkler while their owners drink up, Reuters reports.

  • Three days a week, from 3 to 6 p.m., owners let their pets off the leash and grab drinks from an outdoor bar.

The pooches dig in the sand, run on a deck and cool off in the pools, watched by "doggy bouncers" who step in if anyone gets aggressive.

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