President John Kelly re-appointed, receives a $350,000 bonus

University Press Kelly’s contract now ends in 2020. CloseFAU President John Kelly speaks during his first State of the University Address in 2014. Photo by Max JacksonFAU President John Kelly speaks during his first State of the University Address in 2014. Photo by Max JacksonFAU President John Kelly speaks during his first State of the University Address in 2014. Photo by Max JacksonThe Board of Governors (BOG) voted to approve John Kelly’s reappointment earlier today, according to a press release by the BOG.
Kelly’s salary will be raised $30,000 from $475,000 to $505,000. Here’s what else his deal includes:
A $350,000 one-time bonus
A contract extension to 2020
A car
Access to the 14,000-square-foot Baldwin House on the Boca campus
FAU’s Baldwin House was built to host events and act as a private residence for the university’s president. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Kelly was re-approved based on the following reasons from the Board of Trustees (BOT):
Fixing the freshman retention rate
Helping FAU become the top ranking university in Florida in 2016
Making admission standards more competitive
Kelly has been the president of FAU since 2014. 
The next BOG meeting will be held on June 11-13 at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Sophie Siegel is the Editor in Chief of the University Press. For more information regarding this and other stories, email her at [email protected] or tweet her @SophSiegel.



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