Additionally, Blake will receive a one-time payment of $125,000 as a hiring incentive paid as executive deferred compensation.
Georgia State has the largest enrollment of any college or university in the state, with more than 53,000 students. It is one of the University System of Georgia’s four research institutions. The presidents of those three other schools, Augusta University’s Brooks Keel, Georgia Tech’s Ángel Cabrera and the University of Georgia’s Jere Morehead each receive annual compensation between $900,000 and $1.2 million. They have not received raises the last two years.
Blake’s scheduled start date is Aug. 9.