Who's the highest paid public servant in Southwest Virginia?
First this from Roanoke Times reporter Tonia Moxley just two days ago:
Some of Virginia Tech's neediest students will see another avenue of financial support curtailed or cut completely because of reduced federal funding and increased demand.Hard times have come crashing down upon Virginia Tech.
Some of the 1,228 students employed under Tech's work study program have already seen their benefits end, while others have seen their awards cut nearly in half.
This comes from Roanoke Times reporter Tonia Moxley this morning:
According to state and university records, [Virginia Tech President Charles] Steger's base salary -- state funding of $176,113 and a private supplement of $280,927 -- is $457,040.Three quarters of a million dollars a year.
His total annual compensation, including deferred compensation, automobile allowance and performance bonus is currently $755,764.
That's up from a reported $732,000 in July 2009.
Times are indeed tough.
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* For what it's worth, the last census showed per capita income in Lee County (the taxpayers from which paid into Mr. Steger's salary and perks), was $13,625 a year.