Location: Waltham, MA
Category: Religion or Education
Founded in 1948, Brandeis University is a private research university with a liberal arts focus, located in Waltham, Mass. It is the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country; according to Hillel, 50% of the 3,588 undergraduate students are Jewish. Brandeis has four graduate schools, including the Brandeis International Business School.
Ronald D. Liebowitz became Brandeis University’s ninth president on July 1, 2016. The former president of Middlebury College, Liebowitz is a recognized administrative leader in higher education whose academic scholarship has centered on political geography, Russia, and higher education. The Brandeis salary posted is for his immediate predecessor, Lisa Lynch, who served as interim president before Liebowitz’s arrival last year. A New York City native, Liebowitz served as Middlebury’s president from 2004-15. In all, he spent 32 years as a professor of geography and Russian studies at Middlebury, including seven as provost, from 1997-2004.
Institution Revenue: $344,030,000
Institution Total Expenses: $342,860,000
Institution Revenue: $445,602,259
Institution Total Expenses: $416,175,025
Overpaid by: 31%
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1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
9 Predecessor’s salary
10 Partial year
11 Not a 501(c)3
13 Position currently vacant
14 As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 Base salary
16 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015
24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
25 Data from 2017
Ron Leibowitz, Brandeis University 2017 Finances