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FSU Trustees To Discuss $430,000 Contract For Thrasher

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Sen. John Thrasher (R)

Florida State University is expected to pay its incoming President John Thrasher $430,000 a year. A draft of the proposed contract has Thrasher starting his new job November 10.

The Florida State University Board of Trustees will meet Monday in a conference call to talk about the proposed employment contract with state Senator John Thrasher. He’s expected to be reelected. He says he will step down after the election as long as the university system governing board approves his appointment to the FSU job.

The proposed contract gives Thrasher a $430,000 base salary, which puts him around the middle of what other Florida public university presidents are currently paid.

Thrasher could also earn bonuses for meeting performance goals, but if he falls short, he could lose 10 percent of his salary.