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.
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.