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Top compensations in SY-Department Administration

Name Hire date Compensation
Herbert J. Zeh, III 4/1/2018 $958,800
Rebecca L. Napier 3/3/2014 $222,917
Brendan Gerald Sayers 9/11/2012 $126,604
Shirley Jane Zwinggi 10/28/1980 $121,600
Robert A. Nix 6/13/2016 $110,977

Top Professor & Chair compensations at SY-Department Administration

Name Hire Date Compensation
Herbert J. Zeh, III 4/1/2018 $958,800


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