Higher Education Resources
Executive Compensation, Higher Education, Industry News
This annual webinar discusses of our most recent survey data and analysis. The analysis will highlight recent trends and provide insight into where compensation is headed.
Using the results from Yaffe & Company’s 2015-16 compensation survey, we will review:
- Median base salary changes for President, CAO, CFO, and other senior staff
- Variable pay eligibility and awards
- Deferred compensation and supplemental retirement program options
- Housing, automobile, and other contract provisions
Higher Education, Presidential Transitions, Retirement Planning
A key responsibility of every board is to ensure that effective leadership is in place so that the institution can continue to achieve its long-term mission, vision and strategic goals. But what happens if there is a leadership void at the top caused by an unplanned event? What happens if your president is unexpectedly unable to perform his or her duties? What do the board and its leaders have to accomplish the next morning?
Higher Education, Industry News, Retirement Planning
In August 2012, Yaffe & Company, Inc. conducted a survey to better understand the retirement benefits offered to Presidents of independent colleges and universities. The survey generated responses from 213 institutions in 38 states.
Contract Renewals, Higher Education, Industry News
As reported in Yaffe & Company’s 2011/12 annual executive compensation survey for independent colleges and universities, 84% of presidents reported that they had formal written contracts. In March of 2012, we conducted a survey to more fully detail the components of the agreements including automobile, housing, spousal roles, and outside employment. Approximately 250 institutions participated; and the following report summarizes the findings from the survey.
Higher Education, Industry News, Presidential Transitions
As written in Inside Higher Ed, July 14, 2010. Click on the link below to read the full article.
“Where does one learn how to navigate the dynamics of a presidential transition? Every college president has dedicated significant time to how to carry out the functions of a president. Each presidential candidate has spent untold hours determining how best to present oneself as a candidate. But few have planned how to act in this undefined space in which one is in the process of either bringing to an end or beginning a college presidency.
For the two of us — Saundra Tracy, the 12th president of Alma College, and Jeff Abernathy, the 13th — these were, to put it mildly, strange times.”
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