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  • Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen
    Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen

Colleges pay top executives more than $1M a year

The new University of South Carolina president may be paid more than a $650,000 salary.

That’s the pay that was reported after Gen. Robert Caslen was hired to run the state’s biggest university.

Caslen is a retired US Army lieutenant general and former West Point military academy president.

He succeeds retiring President Harris Pastides whose total annual compensation was nearly $1.15 million.

Pastides’ pay jumped more than $464,000, nearly 68%, since 2014, according to his Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) filed with the State Ethics Commission, Rick Brundrett of the SC Policy Council found.

For the rest of his findings, see next week's Chronicle.

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