FSU gives big raise and bonus to President Thrasher

John Thrasher
Posted at 12:13 PM, Oct 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-09 11:36:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State University President John Thrasher is getting a big raise and a $90,000 bonus.

FSU trustees on Friday unanimously voted to boost Thrasher's annual salary from $430,000 to $473,000. Trustees also agreed to give the one-time bonus.

Thrasher was eligible for a performance bonus up to $100,000.

Trustees praised Thrasher for his ability to raise money for the school. They also lauded him for boosting faculty salaries and his response to a November 2014 shooting on FSU's campus.

Former FSU President Eric Barron had a base salary of nearly $407,000, but over a three year period he earned bonuses worth another $556,000. Barron stepped down in 2014 to take the top job at Penn State University.

Thrasher, a former state senator, also has been given a car and a house.