LSU working to get more women in upper-management positions

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
By Caitie Burkes
June 10, 2021

Stacia Haynie, who doubles as the executive vice president and provost for LSU’s A&M campus and as the chief academic officer and liaison with the Board of Regents, is, at least on paper, the highest-paid female administrator at LSU.

On top of a 12-month base salary of $268,884, Haynie receives a stipend for serving as LSU provost, along with an additional $6,200 annual stipend for serving as an alumni professor. In total, she rakes in $400,000 a year.

But Haynie recognizes she’s in the minority in academia, where men have long outnumbered women as the top earners at their respective research institutions. The same has held true at LSU for many years, until the university recently began hiring more women to fill roles in its upper ranks.

Haynie is working with Donna Torres, LSU’s interim vice president for finance and administrative services, to conduct an equity analysis for faculty and staff this upcoming year. 

Her efforts come on the heels of a report released in February by the Eos Foundation and the American Association of University Women, which measured who has power on a college campus by determining who holds the 10 highest-paid jobs at the nation’s top research universities. It shows that women across the U.S. account for only 24% of the top earners in an institution’s core group of employees, while women of color comprise just over 2% of top earners.

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