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IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein

IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein earns highest salary

Recent leadership changes have modified the list of top-paid employees at IPFW, while Ivy Tech's leadership staff remains largely the same.

The three top-paid employees at IPFW for 2013 include two people who no longer work for the college – including a former chancellor.

Of educators at the two schools, IPFW Chancellor Vicky Carwein earns the highest salary, $348,306.51.

Salary information was provided to The Journal Gazette by IPFW and Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast through public records requests.

Former IPFW Chancellor Michael Wartell was the second-highest earning employee last year with a salary of $199,992.93.

Wartell stepped down in 2012, the year he would have turned 65, in compliance with Purdue's retirement policy for administrators.

Upon his retirement, Purdue University gave Wartell the title of chancellor emeritus, along with his chancellor salary of $236,000, a part-time administrative assistant and office space on the IPFW campus.

The third-highest earner in 2013 was Walt Branson, the former vice chancellor of financial affairs.

Branson, who earned $138,003.46, resigned in July to accept a similar position at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

In January, David Wesse was appointed vice chancellor for financial and administrative affairs to fill the position Branson had left. Wesse will start June 1.

At Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, the top earners include the chancellor, vice chancellors and deans.

Ivy Tech Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier holds the top spot with a salary of $165,436.35.

She earned about $650 more last year than in 2012, according to salary data.

The second-highest earner at Ivy Tech was Cathy Maxwell, vice chancellor for academic affairs, at $128,217.96.

And third was Jewel Diller, dean of the School of Nursing.

Diller earned $119,249.09 last year and has served the college for about 25 years.