WesternU releases report on president’s compensation

September 30, 2015

Western University’s board of governors has reportedly announced that it will change its contract negotiation practices following a review of President Amit Chakma’s compensation for the year 2014. The board first called for the review when concerns arose earlier this year over the fact that Chakma was earning a double salary amounting to nearly $1 M. The review, conducted by former Ontario justice Stephen Goudge, found that Chakma’s compensation was in keeping with that of other university presidents, although it noted that Chakma’s ability to collect a double salary by working during a paid administrative leave was an exception to common practice. The report also outlined changes for WesternU to make to its contract and compensation practices. WesternU | CTV News | Global News | London Free Press | am 980 | Blackburn News | BoG Press Release | Goudge Report