USC’s federal tax returns show Max Nikias is still the highest-paid employee on campus per USA Today!
Excerpt: “According to the university’s just-released tax filings, Nikias received another $5.2 million in compensation — more than any other university employee. His base pay was $1.4 million. He also received $1.5 million in “bonus and incentive” pay, plus another $1.9 million in “other reportable compensation,” including lodging costs for his use of the university’s presidential home through April 2019. The remaining compensation was largely from a retirement plan and other deferred compensation.”
Here is a statement from the USC Board of Trustees: “The compensation reflects money owed to him for salary, retirement and other benefits, some of which date back to the employment agreement he entered into when he became President in 2010.”
Did Nikias draw up his own contract to be president and have the board rubber stamp it?