New UT Knoxville head to be highest paid chancellor in school history

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The next University of Tennessee at Knoxville chancellor is set to be the highest paid chancellor in the school’s history, with a base salary of $600,000.

Donde Plowman signed her offer letter for the role Friday. Plowman is the executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where budget records say her salary is $462,000.

See also: UT Knoxville selects Donde Plowman as next chancellor

The Tennessee school also promised Plowman a one-time moving allowance of $35,000 and an annual housing allowance of about $20,000. She was also promised recommendation for a tenured position as a full-time professor. She previously served as a department head at the school’s Haslam College of Business.

She’s set to start the chancellor role this summer, pending approval by the school’s board of trustees.

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