Brandeis University disclosed that it paid former university president Jehuda Reinharz $811,000 for accumulated sabbatical leave that he never took during his 17-year presidency.
More than 1,600 alumni and students of Brandeis University and others with ties to the institution have signed an online petition protesting pay to former university president Jehuda Reinharz.
Jehuda Reinharz, the past president of Brandeis, still earns nearly $300,000 annually from the university. The sweet deal is rankling students and alumni.
In the three years since Brandeis University president Jehuda Reinharz stepped down from his office, he has been receiving generous salaries of up to $500,000 a year, The Boston Globe reported.
Brandeis president Fred Lawrence has achieved virtual rock star status. He still faces thorny questions about balancing the university’s Jewish heritage with demands for diversity.