And, no, I don't mean leaves.
According to the list, Emmert's compensation for the year ending June 30 was nearly $888,000. That put him second at public universities, behind only his one-time mentor, E. Gordon Gee, of Ohio State University.
Floyd ranked 17th among public-university leaders but was ascending rapidly. "His 2007-8 compensation, $623,000, did not include a $125,000 raise he received in August, which would make him the country's sixth-highest-compensated public-university president," the Chronicle wrote.
The Chronicle story does not include another benefit: if Floyd stays until 2012, he gets a $500,000 retention bonus.
And Emmert's numbers do not include his side jobs, which earn him an additional $340,000 a year.