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HBCU Money™ Presents: 2016-2017’s Public HBCU Presidents By Salary/Compensation

HBCU Money’s second annual gathering of presidential salaries at the nation’s public HBCUs.


  • The highest paid public HBCU presidents’ list is dominated by the SWAC/MEAC who comprise 10 of the 11 highest paid presidents with the MEAC leading the way with six.
  • America’s top 5 paid public university presidents’ compensation ($10.3 million) is more than five times greater than the top 5 paid public HBCU university presidents’ ($2.05 million) on our list.
  • 1890 HBCUs, land-grant institutions, comprise 5 out of the 9 HBCUs present.

Ray Belton Southern Univ. System – $452,000

Austin Lane – Texas Southern University – $437,800

David Wilson Morgan State University – $432,754

Harold Martin North Carolina A&T State Univ. – $380,210

Larry Robinson* Florida A&M University – $347,344

Glenda Baskin-Glover Tennessee State Univ. – $321,596

Mickey Burnim Bowie State University – $318,664

James Clark South Carolina State Univ. – $230,000

Roderick Paige* Jackson State University – $170,387

Elmira Mangum* Florida A&M University – $107,471

Carolyn Meyers* Jackson State University – $90,166

*Partial-year compensation

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education


The HBCU Endowment Feature – Bowie State University


School Name: Bowie State University

Median Cost of Attendance: $22 018

Undergraduate Population: 4 452

Endowment Needed: $1 960 438 240

Analysis: Bowie State University needs approximately a $2 billion endowment for all of its undergraduates to attend debt free annually. Located in a perfect triangle being approximately 40 minutes away from both Baltimore and Washington D.C. This is the perfect distance of two major cities for perspective students. Far enough away from home without being inaccessible to home. A factor that plays a major role in the decision-making of many in-state and regional students. It will provide for steady growth in the population. If it decides to push the boundaries of that student population growth into the five digits by the end of the decade it could have a phenomenal impact on donor giving for the next twenty-five years. However, it must be managed properly or it could have a devastating experience. Instead of graduating invested graduates a poorly managed high rate of growth could graduate disgruntled ones. The culture at Bowie State University suggest it is something that it can institutionally handle and handle well. Bowie State University remains right outside of the top ten HBCU endowments but a major donation campaign year, high quality donor, or strong investment return on its endowment could change that in the blink of an eye. Given its location, demographic potential, and strong institutional culture Bowie State University could become one of HBCUs leading public university endowments over the course of the next few decades. Something to watch as state cutbacks continue to have a substantial impact on all public colleges and universities.