Renu Khator is #1 on the list; of course she’s both chancellor and president and received a deferred payment this past year which makes the list a little misleading. Wermund actually spends time explaining it and pointing it out (he did not make the list):
The University of Houston’s board of regents has fought to hold on to Khator, who has guided UH through a recent renaissance of sorts in her eight years at the helm. While Khator made the most money of any public college leader in 2015, she makes less each year in base salary - $700,000 - than the chief executives at UT and A&M. She topped the U.S. public college compensation list last year after making a $200,000 bonus and bringing in $400,000 in deferred compensation.