In case you missed it, I had a story on Saturday about the $433,000 payout to the former dean of the Oklahoma State University medical school. The university paid Dr. John J. Fernandes the payout in June for the final two years of his employment agreement, which came to more than $400,000, and his regular monthly salary of more than $32,000.
That June payout made Dr. Fernandes the state’s highest-paid employee in June. Here’s the list of the Top 100 for June:
Normally, when I download the state’s monthly payroll, it’s coaches like Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy who are at the top. But because of his payout, Fernandes took the top spot in June. Looking at the Top 100, it’s also interesting to note that all but one of the state employees is from Higher Ed. The list is dominated by doctors on the professional plan at OU’s hospital.
To check out more state payroll information, you can go to the state’s Open Books site. There’s a link from our Right to Know page under the “Data” column.
Written by Paul Monies