President Tilghman earned a salary of $764,108 and additional benefits worth more than $117,000 in 2008–09, according to IRS data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Thirty-one ­college and university presidents earned more than $1 million, including three from Ivy League institutions. The eight Ivy presidents, in order of total compensation:

Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia $1,753,984  

Richard C. Levin, Yale $1,530,008  

Amy Gutmann, Univ. of Penn. $1,367,004  

David J. Skorton, Cornell $915,913  

Ruth J. Simmons, Brown $884,771  

Shirley M. Tilghman, Princeton $881,151  

Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard $822,011  

James E. Wright, Dartmouth $687,404 (Retired in June 2009)