Thursday, December 30, 1999


Medical dean’s
salary leads UH,
coaches aside

Salaries for coaches are not
part of a report on faculty
and administrators

By Susan Kreifels


The new dean of the medical school makes the top salary of all administrators and faculty at the University of Hawaii, approximately twice the income of the school's president.

But the salaries of coaches remain a mystery in the annual UH salary report to the Legislature.

Topping the list is Dr. Edwin Cadman, dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and interim dean of the School of Public Health, who earns $330,000 a year. He's followed by Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, director of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, with $200,016.

UH President Kenneth Mortimer ranks fifth at $167,184.

The top 10

The top 10 salaries at University of Hawaii, excluding coach salaries:

1. Edwin Cadman, dean, John A. Burns School of Medicine and interim dean of the School of Public Health -- $330,000
2. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, director, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii -- $200,016
3. Cecil Raleigh, dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology -- $188,496
4. Wai-Fah Chen, dean, College of Engineering -- $185,016
5. Kenneth Mortimer, UH president and UH-Manoa chancellor -- $167,184
6. Brian Issell, researcher, professor, Cancer Research Center -- $149,988
7. Laurence Kolonel, researcher, professor, Cancer Research Center -- $149,988
8. Tung X Bui, professor, College of Business Administration -- $145,620
9. Sangghon Rhee, professor, Luke Chair, College of Business Administration -- $145,620
10. Michael Antal Jr., director, Coral Industries -- $141,108

Lauded football coach June Jones' pay wasn't listed. Jones, who turned around a losing team this season, reportedly makes $400,000 a year.

The university said it's not allowed to give out exact coach salaries, only pay ranges, because they fall under a separate contract and bargaining unit.

The report listed 178 executives, managers and faculty members earning more than $100,000 a year. Approximately 78 percent of them are faculty/researchers.

Since UH brings in about $164 million in research each year, generates $1.5 billion in economic activity, and yields $122 million in state and county taxes, "this seems to be a very good return on investment," said Joanne Clark, executive director of University Relations. "And this research investment results in cutting-edge teaching."

An additional 14 percent of those making more than $100,000 are deans and directors at the Manoa campus in "very high-demand areas" such as biomedical sciences, engineering, ocean sciences and planetary science, Clark said.

The remainder are system and campus executives who play a major role in recruiting faculty and scholars.

Cadman started his job last month after first turning down the offer in January. The school had been headed by an interim dean since 1996, with candidates for the deanship worried about the school's funding and future.

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