$600,000 men: Ole Miss, Mississippi State leaders get pay increase

JACKSON, Miss. — The University of Mississippi’s new chancellor will make $600,000 a year, and Mississippi State University’s president is getting a pay raise to match.

The College Board announced the new salaries Thursday after approving them in a closed session, representing a big boost in the pay scales for the leaders of Mississippi’s two largest universities.

Both new Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and current MSU President Mark Keenum will be paid with $300,000 from state funds and $300,000 from private donations raised by the respective universities’ foundations.