The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released its database of executive compensation at colleges and universities for the 2007-08 school year and Georgetown’s own John DeGioia isn’t doing too poorly for himself.
With a total compensation of $642,582 (that’s $607,939 in pay and 34,643 in benefits), DeGioia was the 63rd highest paid private university president in the country in 2007-08, according to the Chronicle‘s data. That salary was a $50,965 upgrade from what he received during the 2006-07 school year.
But DeGioia was outdone in the District by the president of American University, Cornelius Kerwin, who was the fifth highest paid private university president with $1,419,339 in total compensation. The real record-holder, though, was George Washington University’s former president, Stephen J. Trachtenberg. With a total compensation of $3.7 million, Trachtenberg was the high paid current or former university president by a margin of $2 million.
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