NIU’s top money makers


Take a look at the top money makers at NIU. Check to see which administrator makes the most.

By Jessica Sabbah

DeKALB | The top 10 moneymakers at NIU make collectively over $2.7 million in fiscal year 2011. See the salary breakdown below.

1. Dave Doeren**- NIU football head coach

Salary: $371,000

2. John Peters- NIU president

Salary: $325,980

3. Mark Montgomery**- NIU men’s basketball head coach

Salary: $300,000

4. Eddie Williams- Executive vice president of finance and facilities and chief of operations

Salary: $293,328

5. Jennifer Rosato- Dean of the College of Law

Salary: $275,004

5. Jeff Compher- Associate vice president and director of NIU Athletics

Salary: $275,004

7. Ray Alden- Executive vice president and provost

Salary: $265,200

8. Denise Schoenbachler- Dean of the College of Business

Salary: $214,272

9. Promod Vohra- Dean of College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

Salary: $211,044

10. Anne Kaplan- Vice president for Administration and University Outreach

Salary: $200,640

Editor’s Note: Information was taken from the NIU Fiscal Year 2011 Working Papers – All Funds. Salaries may have changed since records are released. These figures do not include Jerry Blakemore’s/salary. Blakemore recently was named the vice president and general counsel position at NIU. The position was previously held by Ken Davidson, who made $162,048.

**Indicates the two position changes that occurred during this fiscal year. Doeren was hired Dec. 13, 2010 as the NIU head football coach. Jerry Kill previously held the position and made $346,812. Montgomery was hired March 23 as the NIU men’s basketball head coach. Ricardo Patton previously held the position and made $306,000.

Second Tier

11. Lisa Freeman- Vice president for Research and Graduate Studies

Salary: $200,004

12. Donald Grady- Chief of NIU Police

Salary: $198,960

13. Brian Hemphill- Vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Salary: $198,708

14. Michael Malone- Vice president of University Advancement

Salary: $197,148

15. Steven Cunningham- Vice president Human Resources and Compliance

Salary: $193,644

16. Kathryn Buettner- Vice president of University Relations

Salary: $193,116

17. Robert Albanese- Associate Vice President of Finance and Facilities

Salary: $191,784

18. James Young- Chair of the Accountancy Department

Salary: $184,428

19. John Lewis- Associate Vice President of Administration and University Outreach

Salary: $179,808

20. Walter Czerniak- Associate Vice President for Information Technology Services

Salary: $179,772