Response to Nov. 17, 2013 Boston Globe article
Response to Nov. 17, 2013 Boston Globe article about post-presidency compensation at private colleges and universities
The decision by the Board of Trustees in 2009 to retain Jehuda Reinharz as President Emeritus was fully consistent with best practices for leadership succession planning. Dr. Reinharz was the second longest-serving president in the history of the university. He had an unparalleled fundraising record and strong relationships with people and organizations closely tied to Brandeis. According to an independent compensation review, his president emeritus compensation (which ends in July 2014) was just slightly above the median amount paid to retired presidents at peer institutions.
Dr. Reinharz has substantial ongoing duties and responsibilities as President Emeritus, and his continuing association with Brandeis brings great value to the university.