Mt. Holyoke College
Total compensation: $485,973
Base pay: $350,000
Pasquerella became president of Mount Holyoke in July 2010, after graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the school in 1980. She attended Brown University for a Ph.D. in philosophy on full fellowship, and taught philosophy at the University of Rhode Island from 1985 to 2008, becoming vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. Since 2008, Pasquerella has served as project leader for a research team with the Africa Center for Engineering and Solutions, working to improve the lives of women in Kenya.
From left: Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Zorica Pantic, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, AICUM President Richard Doherty, Mt. Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, and Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish.