Robert L. Caret
Total compensation: $582,000
Base pay: $425,000
Caret officially took office in July 2011, having served as president of Towson University in Maryland and San Jose State University in California. A chemist by trade, Caret previously served on the NCAA presidential task force on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics and on the boards of the American Flag Foundation, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He has authored business articles and textbooks on chemistry and higher education and received the George L. Braude Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Chemical Society in 2005.
Robert L. Caret was inaugurated as the 26th president of UMass, during a ceremony at the JFK Library and Museum. He chats with Governor Deval Patrick on stage.