Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse would make $1 million annually as UF president

Ben Sasse

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse will be paid a million dollars annually if he becomes the University of Florida’s next president.

Sasse doesn’t officially have the job yet, despite being approved by the board of trustees last Tuesday.

The University’s board of governors will have the final say on the matter during its Thursday meeting.

If approved, Sasse would begin a five-year term on Feb. 6, according to the proposed contract.

That term could be extended with an agreement between the board of trustees and Sasse.

But the board can terminate Sasse’s employment at any time with or without cause.

Sasse’s base salary, which is only around $174,000 as a U.S. senator, would be $1 million, according to the contract.

He could also see salary increases if the university achieves certain goals.

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