University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides is getting a raise.
According to The State newspaper, trustees voted unanimously Friday to raise Pastides’ supplemental pay by $100,000 to $603,800 a year. The money is paid out of privately-raised money in the school’s foundation. The foundation’s compensation is on top of Pastides’ state salary of $312,530, which will not increase.
With the supplemental pay and his state pay his total for the upcoming academic year is over $916,000.
Trustees also approved raising his supplemental pay to $703,800 in July 2018 if Pastides stays at the university.
He has been president of the university for eight years and is the second-longest-serving president in the Southeastern Conference. Pastides has led the school through a period of rapid expansion in Columbia and a capital campaign that raised $1.04 billion in eight years.