Mazey will receive 80-percent of president’s salary as emeritus in 2018

President Mary Ellen Mazey will receive 80 percent of her salary next year serving as president emeritus at Bowling Green State University.

Mazey announced at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting that she would be stepping aside from her position as of Dec. 31 after six years on the job. The trustees voted to grant her emeritus status later in the meeting.

Mazey will remain at the university through the end of her contract, which runs through June, 2019.

She said her new position will allow her to do what she loves, raise money. Her efforts will be focused on large donors. Mazey will also assist in transition and finding a new president.

BGSU launched the public phase of its “Changing Lives for the World” comprehensive fundraising campaign. The stated goal is $200 million, but at the launch Mazey indicated the campaign could raise much more than that.

Trustees named Provost Rodney Rogers to serve as interim president.

David Kielmeyer, chief communications officer for the university, said that in 2018 Mazey will receive 80-percent of her salary, $339,600. In the final six months of her contract, she will become a member of the faculty, and receive compensation of $47,819, based on 50 percent of the top salary for a professor of geography, her academic discipline.

Mazey will continue to live in the president’s house on Wintergarden Road for the near future. That’s still being worked out, Kielmeyer said.