- According to documents obtained by Gawker via a Freedom of Information request, the City University of New York will pay retired general and former CIA Director David Petraeus a salary of $150,000, which is actually lower than the $200,000 originally agreed upon, for his new role as visiting professor of public policy at the Macaulay Honors College.
- Petraeus' salary is six times the average CUNY adjunct salary of $25,000 a year, and the school is trying to find an independent donor to help fund his pay.
- In an email to CUNY dean Ann Kirschner, Petraeus says, "The truth is that I could have had gotten more money or more prestigious places (you won't believe what USC will pay per week) but Matt and you convinced me that this was the principal place to teach."
- In the aftermath of the Paula Broadwell affair scandal, Petraeus found himself in high demand at schools nationwide, and he's also set to teach at the University of Southern California and has a fellowship at Harvard's Kennedy School—where he originally met Broadwell in 2006.
From the article:
... In April, CUNY announced that Petraeus would do a stint as a visiting professor of public policy at the school's Macaulay Honors College, leading a seminar on "developments that could position the United States...to lead the world out of the current global economic slowdown." ...