Brandeis University

Location: Waltham, MA

Category: Religion or Education

Lisa Lynch

Interim President

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.

Lisa Lynch is interim president of Brandeis University, as well as the Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy. According to Brandeis, “Lynch will serve as interim president while a search is conducted for the university’s next president. Lynch will return to the role of provost after a permanent president assumes office.” The Brandeis salary posted is for her predecessor, Frederick Lawrence. Prior to her current post she served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, and as dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. She has published extensively on issues such as the impact of technological change and organizational innovation on productivity and wages, the determinants of youth unemployment and the school-to-work transition.


Institution Revenue: $445,602,259

Institution Total Expenses: $416,175,025

Employees: 5,447

Salary: $844,7229

Overpaid by: 31%


Institution Revenue: $398,008,662

Institution Total Expenses: $397,494,456

Employees: 5,422

Salary: $878,572


Institution Total Expenses: $380,994,728

Employees: 5,219

Salary: $705,843

Overpaid by: 15%


Institution Total Expenses: $367,866,775

Employees: 5,165

Salary: $332,70512


Institution Total Expenses: $347,376,0936

Salary: $588,8099


Salary: $523,5469


Salary: $405,209

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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