USC is not revealing how much it is paying
As a private institution, USC is not required to publicly list such salaries.
But the situation is different at the
Arena emphasized that all of that pay will be coming from private donations, not tax funds, and that Petraeus plans to donate a portion to veterans-related charities.
Petraeus, who commanded coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned from the top CIA position last year after confessing to and apologizing for an extramarital affair with his biographer. After a period of withdrawal from the public realm, he has been active more recently, including accepting the USC and CUNY positions.
Details of Petraeus' salary in New York were first published on the Gawker website, which originally cited a letter offering the former general $200,000. The website then issued a correction, showing an official letter that specified that the salary will be $150,000. In an interview with The Times, Arena confirmed the $150,000 figure and said the document is genuine.
A spokesperson for Petraeus declined to comment.
USC spokesman Carl Marziali said Monday the university does not release salary figures except for those paid to top administrators, as required of nonprofit institutions by the federal government.
In May, USC announced that Petraeus will teach and participate in seminars on such issues as international relations, government, leadership, information technology and energy.
Petraeus, who earned his bachelor’s degree at
His affair was uncovered by the