Tax-exempt school gives president a lavish life Critic calls board a ‘puppet group’ ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The Falmouth campus of the National Graduate School of Quality Management. David L. Ryan The school’s 400 students attend classes at off-site facilities across the country, not at the $3.25 million waterfront compound. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The school focuses on a particular field of business management. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Former school president Robert J. Gee made $732,891 in compensation a few years ago, comparable to the salary of the president of Tufts University. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff For years, the school’s revenues financed a lavish lifestyle for Gee and for his wife, who has been paid at least $100,000 a year since 2003. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff In 2009, the school purchased new Mercedes-Benz cars for Gee and his wife at a cost of $130,638 - about 2% of the school’s revenues that year. David L. Ryan Gee said the Falmouth compound was never intended to be his residence. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Gee bought the compound in 2009 after the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency authorized $2.64 million in low-interest bonds. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff Gee said his $732,891 compensation was justified in part because he was the school’s founder. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The campus has spectacular views of Martha’s Vineyard.