Oh the glory of a transparent government. West Virginia has released the West Virginia State Auditor's Office Employee W2 Gross list. It's a fun way to spend a few hours looking up past professors and WVU staff, but keep in mind many of these people make additional income through non-WVU foundation groups or other private contracts that are not open to FOIA yet. Here are some notable numbers for you:
Governor Joe Manchin--$94,999 plus all the coal he can eat during any WVU/Marshall game in any sport.
John Beilein--$848,983 (soon to be rising).
Rich Rodriguez--$1,233,319 (also expecting a nice increase next year).
WVU President--David Hardesty $279,062 plus housing, staff, and vehicles.
WVU Vice-President and WVURC President John Weete--$170,322 apparently the Texas accent worked during negotiations.
College of Law Dean John Fisher--$192,245 apparently it increases by $50,000 for every tier we drop.
Other Law professors b/c we know them:
Dale Olson--$95,057 plus one pair of shiny white sneakers per month.
Vince Cardi--$119,004 for being awesome and I'll fight anyone who disagrees.
Caprice Roberts--$89,096 insert joke about her being hot here.
John Taylor--$88,012 makes more if he can not scare the kids with his laugh.
Tom Cady--$95,597 for reading the same cases every day for the rest of his life.
Women's Bball coach Mike Carey--$126,024 he probably cries when he sees Beilein in the hall.
Women's Soccer coach Nikki Izzo-Brown--$119,890.
Baseball coach G. Van Zant--$73,572.
Wrestling coach Turnbull--$69,112.
Women's Volleyball coach V. Hammersmith--$54,983.
A couple of people who aren't sports related for comparison:
2004 Eberly College Outstanding Teacher Award winner William Taft--$28,234.
Chemistry grad student and Australian ne'er do well Josh Gunn--$17,509.
President Kopp--$232,333 plus he can get a ride with Hardesty if he is in town.
Football coach Mark Snyder--$310,916 or about 100K per win.
Basketball coach Ron Jirsa--$221,720 and he makes double that if they could ever outdraw Huntington High School for one game which unfortunately is unreachable.
The lesson as always: don't listen to your guidance counselors when they tell you to stay in school especially if the "school" is Marshall.