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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Who are the highest-paid private college presidents? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published a list of 550 presidents with the largest endowments in the U.S., 14 Missouri institutions made the list.

See the full list here.

The Chronicle used Internal Revenue Service data during the 2011 calendar year.

1. Mark S. Wrighton, Washington University in St. Louis
Total Compensation: $,197,274 Base Pay: $816,053 President: 16 years

2. Gerald Brouder, Columbia College (Mo.)
Total Compensation: $556,264 Base Pay: $291,350 President: 16 years

3. Elizabeth Stroble, Webster University
Total Compensation: $495,275 Base Pay: $304,790 President: 2 years

4. Mark Lombardi, Maryville University of Saint Louis
Total Compensation: $430,662 Base Pay: $281,853 President: 4 years

5. James D. Evans, Lindenwood University
Total Compensation: $381,039 Base Pay: $349,145 President: 5 years

6. David Sallee, William Jewell College
Total Compensation: $330,953 Base Pay: $289,326 President: 11 years

7. Michael Droge, Park University
Total Compensation: $316,950 Base Pay: $292,370 President: 2 years

8. Todd Parnell III, Drury University
Total Compensation: $288,558 Base Pay: $248,059 President: 4 years

9. Dianne Lynch, Stephens College
Total Compensation: $287,018 Base Pay: $260,923 President: 4 years

10. Jerry Davis, College of the Ozarks
Total Compensation: $285,210 Base Pay: $221,739 President: 23 years

11. George B. Forsythe, Westminster College (Mo.)
Total Compensation: $251,951 Base Pay: $215,000 President: 4 years

12. Marianne E. Inman, Central Methodist University
Total Compensation: $244,193 Base Pay: $214,290 President: 6 years

13. Rev. Thomas B. Curran, Rockhurst University
Total Compensation: $0 Base Pay: N/A President: 5 years

14. Rev. Lawrence Biondi, Saint Louis University
Total Compensation: $0 Base Pay: N/A President: 24 years

Some Roman Catholic colleges whose presidents are members of religious orders pay no direct compensation to their chief executives, and instead allocate money to the religious order. Compensation for these presidents were reported as $0.

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