Over 375 UFV employees make more than $75,000 in 2014-2015

Criminal justice chair, international director among highest paid at the university

Irwin Cohen

Irwin Cohen

Over 375 faculty and staff members at the University of the Fraser Valley made more than $75,000 last year.

Aside from the school’s senior executives, top earners included the director of international education, a senior research chair in criminal justice and deans of arts and health science.

Altogether, the university with campuses in Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack and Hope paid over $69 million in employee compensation for the April 2014-March 2015 financial year.

The executive director of international education, David McGuire, earned a salary of $130,248, plus expenses of $61,611, making his total compensation the school’s third-highest, just after president Mark Evered and provost Eric Davis. His pay rose significantly since 2013-2014, when he made $105,194 in salary and $40,843 in expenses.

McGuire joined the school in 2013, and previously spent over a decade working in higher education in Korea. Since 2013, international student enrolment at UFV has increased 38 per cent, keeping pace with a province-wide push for more international recruitment.

UFV’s highest-paid academic is Irwin Cohen, the senior research chair in criminal justice and crime reduction. Cohen received $161,551 in salary and $15,653 in expenses in 2014-15. That’s $15,270 more in total than he made in 2013-14, when Cohen received a promotion mid-year, filling the position left open when Darryl Plecas left to become the MLA for Abbotsford South.

The position is jointly funded by UFV and the RCMP, and has covered topics like security at the Vancouver Olympics and how to best police marijuana grow-ops.

Other high-paid academics were Jacqueline Nolte, dean of the college of arts, who made $170,691 in 2014-2015, and Joanne MacLean, the dean of health science, who received $170,301.

Fellow deans John English, of applied and technical studies; Lucila Lee, of science; Rosetta Khalideen, of professional studies; and Susan Brigden, of access and continuing education, all received over $150,000.

On the administrative side, the highest earners included senior executives like Davis, with $199,668, Jody Gordon, vice-president students, with $189,493, and Peter Geller, associate vice-president academic, with $177,570.

The school’s highest-paid employee remains president Mark Evered, with $203,422 in salary and $17,427 in expenses for 2014-15.

View the full list of all UFV salaries above $75,000 here:

UFV Statement of Financial Information 2014-2015

 

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