System official

Horns Down: System official pay

The chancellor of the UT System and several other System officials have been given pay raises, in some cases of six figures. Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa’s pay has been increased by 15 percent to $862,500 per year. We understand that it’s nothing new for high-level university officials to be highly paid, but when students’ tuition bills have more than doubled over the past decade it would be nice to know that our school’s decision-makers feel at least some of the same financial crunch. On the other hand, even Cigarroa’s pay is still dwarfed by that of UT football coach Mack Brown, the highest-paid public employee in the state, who makes $5.2 million per year to do far less important work.