Georgia Tech President Bud Peterson walks during the Bachelor’s morning ceremony of Spring 2014 Commencement at the McCamish Pavilion Saturday morning May 3, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. (Photo/Jason Getz)

First came the tuition hike, then came the raises

This week the state’s Board of Regents approved raises for most of the college and university presidents within the University System of Georgia. The salary and benefit increases pushed the total compensation for two school leaders above $1 million.

Here are the top 10 highest compensated USG presidents for the upcoming fiscal year.

  1. Bud Peterson, Georgia Tech, $1.09 million
  2. Mark Becker, Georgia State, $1.07 million
  3. Jere Morehead, UGA, $811,353
  4. Brooks Keel, Georgia Southern, $397,304
  5. Dan Papp, Kennesaw State, $352,991
  6. Kyle Marrero, University of West Georgia, $316,369
  7. Chris Markwood, Columbus State, $312,800
  8. Arthur Dunning, Albany State, $303,156
  9. Christopher Blake, Middle Georgia State, $294,880
  10. Steve Dorman, Georgia College and State, $294,006

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