Rutgers president gets hefty bonus — and a raise

By Kelly Heyboer, NJ Advance Media for

NEW BRUNWICK — Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s paycheck is getting a lot fatter.

The state university president was awarded a $97,000 annual bonus earlier this month after a closed-door meeting in New Brunswick with members of the Rutgers Board of Governors, according to university documents.

Barchi will also get a 2 percent pay raise, retroactive to July 1 of last year, along with other top Rutgers officials.