TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's 28 college presidents are earning
millions in salaries and benefits, some of which are in apparent
violation of state law.
These are the findings from an inspector
general review ordered last year by Gov. Rick Scott. The final report
released Monday showed that presidents in the state college system are
receiving nearly $10 million in salaries and benefits during the current
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The probe discovered that many colleges had
contracts that contained severance packages that violate state laws
designed to limit payouts.
Eleven colleges also had so-called
"rolling" contracts that automatically renewed each year without
requiring a vote by college trustees.
Scott ordered the probe
last year after trustees at Florida State College at Jacksonville agreed
to a $1.2 million severance package with the outgoing president.