Making top dollar on leave

A look at leave agreements for outgoing U executives. You can examine some original documentation used for this story by clicking the file link in the right column.

Name of executive, title Pay while on leave Leave term (months) Return to U? About the leaves and returns Scheduled end date for executive position File link
Robert Bruininks
President
$455,000 12 Yes He will rejoin the U faculty at age 70 earning $341,250 a year. 6/30/11
E. Thomas Sullivan
Senior vice president for academic affairs and provost
$347,600 12 No He starts as president of the University of Vermont on July 15. His leave from the U won't extend past July 14. 12/31/11
Frank Cerra
Senior vice president for Health Sciences and dean of Medical School
$481,500 12 Yes He returns to the U faculty in a two-year phased retirement; he's writing Academic Health Center history. 12/31/10
Kathryn A. Martin
UMD chancellor
$535,697 17 No Sum of pay includes two-month sabbatical, 15-month leave and final severance and retirement payment. 7/31/10
Carol Carrier
Vice president for human resources

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$229,666 13 Yes After a three-month leave, she took the position of special assistant to Senior VP Robert Jones. 5/31/11
Greg Fox
UMD vice chancellor

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$236,195 5 No Allowed 20 weeks paid professional development leave, followed by severance check equal to 1 year pay. 1/3/12
Kathryn Brown
Vice president and chief of staff
$25,154 1.5 Yes She got a six-week "mini-leave" before starting as VP for human resources. 6/1/11
Steven Rosenstone
Vice president for Scholarly and Cultural Affairs
$67,450 3 No He took a three-month "professional development leave" before starting as chancellor at MnSCU in August 2011. 7/31/11
Charles Muscoplat
President of UMore Development LLC

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$251,500 12 Yes He is expected to return to the faculty in 2013. 6/17/12
Vincent Magnuson
UMD vice chancellor for academic administration

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$176,800 12 Yes He is expected to return as professor of chemistry. 6/30/11
Total: $2.8 million  
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