Glasser’s salary steady

Originally published December 3, 2010

University President Joanne Glasser received no increase in base pay between the 2007 and 2008 tax reporting years.

The figures come from a recently released document, Form 990, the university filed with the Internal Revenue Service.

The 2008 form shows a salary, with benefits, of $420,976. The more recent document shows a total compensation package of $583,595 with a base salary of just under $400,000, though the two figures can’t be compared apples to apples given the change in reporting requirements the IRS mandated. Glasser’s pay did not change between the two years.

The government agency required more forms of compensation, such as housing and personal vehicles, to be included in the latest report. It did not mandate that in years past.

The 2009 form, which covers most of 2008, show Glasser’s compensation package includes a personal home, a lease on her personal vehicle and club dues, plus other benefits.

“We hired an experienced president to move Bradley forward, and Joanne Glasser is doing just that,” said Gerald Shaheen, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “We have processes to evaluate her compensation and are satisfied they are effective.”

Paying for the president’s home and vehicle are not uncommon, both at Bradley and other universities.

In comparison, Drake University President David Maxwell makes a total salary of $434,203 a year, including housing. Warrick L. Carter of Columbia College Chicago grosses about $588,000 a year, including his residence. The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider of DePaul University grosses about $614,000 and Steven C. Bahls of Augustana College makes about $343,000 a year.

Bradley’s form also included the university’s other top earners, including Vice President for Student Affairs Alan Galsky at nearly $193,000 and men’s basketball coach Jim Les at about $442,500.