Former University of Maryland President Wallace Loh is earning $734,565 this year as an adviser to University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman, according to information provided by a system spokesperson.

Loh is working in an advisory capacity “on a variety of projects of importance to the system and system leadership,” according to information from spokesperson Mike Lurie. The information did not clarify what the specific projects are.

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Loh’s salary, which will expire at the end of June, represents a more than $14,000 increase from his salary last year — his last as university president.

The salary is the second-highest of any university salary reported this year, following only DJ Durkin, who was fired as the university’s football coach in 2018.

University President Darryll Pines’ annual salary is $765,000, but he took a voluntary pay cut this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Editor in chief Daisy Grant contributed to this story.