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10/26/2017 11:37:00 AM
IU athletic director's total pay package released
Indiana athletic director Fred Glass addresses the media after announcing the firing of Tom Crean a March 16 press conference at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Staff file photo by Chris Howell
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Indiana athletic director Fred Glass addresses the media after announcing the firing of Tom Crean a March 16 press conference at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Staff file photo by Chris Howell

Michael Reschke, Herald-Times

Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass makes more money than people thought.

Details of his additional compensation were discovered after concerns about how the university interprets the Indiana Access to Public Records Act. University lawyers had been directed not to release documents regarding employee compensation unless specific wording was used.

IU Vice President and General Counsel Jacqueline Simmons said that’s going to change.

“I have issued a new interpretation,” she said Wednesday.

Figures provided to The Herald-Times in July showed Glass’ base salary of $561,000 was more than any other IU athletics department employee.

But until now, the total amount of Glass’ compensation from IU has not been known.

When asked about Glass’ total IU income back in July, university spokeswoman Nicole Wilkins said a public records request for his IU contract was necessary in order to find out how much money he made. She then said Glass has an employment agreement, not a contract.

A record request was submitted by The Herald-Times in July but went unfulfilled.

Contacted more than three months later, it was Simmons who provided three documents detailing Glass’ compensation package.

Simmons said that since she took over as general counsel in 2012, she has not typically seen public record requests submitted to the university because they are handled by other lawyers. They had in the past required specific wording, so if a request was made for a contract instead of an employment agreement, it would have been denied.

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