CINCINNATI (AP) — Former University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams is going to get nearly $1.3 million from the school during the next two years.
University trustees approved various payments to Williams Wednesday. He resigned suddenly Aug. 21 — six days before the start of fall classes.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/QKbzt4 ) reports that the payments include a bonus of $112,750 for last year, a $255,000 salary for his faculty position at the UC law school and a consulting deal that will pay him $500,000 over the next two years.
Trustees chairman Fran Barrett said the university was obligated to pay the retirement benefit and faculty salary. He said the consulting contract is a good deal, mainly because of Williams' expertise with the Big East Conference.
Williams said he resigned for "personal reasons."
Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com