JTIII still Georgetown’s highest-paid employee, but DeGioia closes the gap

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner‘s Emily Babay reported that Georgetown paid President John DeGioia $911,613 in 2008.

DeGioia’s salary, which included a $150,000 retirement annuity and an allocation for University-provided housing, marks a 40 percent increase over the previous year when he received $642,582.

Babay’s story got us thinking—how much do other University employees take home? According to tax forms filed by the University, it was plenty.

In 2008, John Thompson III made $1,829,757, which made him the University’s highest-paid employee. However, Thompson’s salary was a far cry from the $2,007,508 he was paid in the 2008 fiscal year. (In previous tax filings, compensation was based on fiscal year.)

SFS-Qatar Dean James Reardon-Anderson, who more recently took over “Map of the Modern World,” pulled in $676,025, while Provost James O’Donnell brought home $394,509.

And the three men tasked with building Georgetown’s endowment—Chief Investment Officer Lawrence Kochard ($702,158), Chief Financial Officer Christopher Augostini ($458,497), and Office of Advancement Vice President James Langley ($452,895)—all made the list too.

But, don’t expect salaries to continue to rise in 2010. Last January, DeGioia announced a salary freeze for all senior executives.

Want to know who else is making tons of cash at Georgetown? We’ve got the run-down after the jump.

Georgetown’s highest-reported salaries, including deferred compensation:

  1. John Thompson III, Coach: $1,829,757
  2. John DeGioia, President: $911,613
  3. Howard Federoff, Executive VP, Health Sciences: $769,249
  4. Lawrence Kochard, Chief Investment Officer, $702,158
  5. James Reardon-Anderson, Dean, SFS-Qatar: $676,025
  6. Louis Weiner, Director, Lombardi Center: $629,405
  7. George Daly, Dean, MSB: $511,652
  8. Alexander Aleinikoff, Dean (former), GU Law: $482,086
  9. Spiros Dimolitsas, Chief Administrative Office: $468,484
  10. Christopher Augostini, Chief Financial Officer: $458,497
  11. James Langley, VP (former), Office of Advancement: $452,895
  12. James O’Donnell, Provost: $394,509
  13. Daniel Porterfield, Senior VP, Strategic Development: $383,855
  14. Jane Genster, VP, General Counsel: $320,169
  15. Edward Quinn, Secretary: $245,491
  16. Rosemary Kilkenny, VP, Institutional Diversity and Equity: $221,457

*The 990 tax form only reports the salaries of officers, directors, trustees, “key employees” and the top 5 highest paid employees who aren’t officers/directors/trustees/key employees. Because of those restrictions, it’s possible that unlisted Georgetown employees brought home more money in 2008 than some of those listed above. (If we had to guess, those unlisted employees include the likes of other deans and John Thompson Jr.)

16 Comments on “JTIII still Georgetown’s highest-paid employee, but DeGioia closes the gap

  1. What about Tony Johnson, the Crew Head Coach? He’s been here forever.

  2. @SFA

    The tax filings we pulled didn’t have any information about him. It’s possible that he makes a ton, but he’s definitely not one of the University’s five highest-paid employees.

  3. Considering what the average professors make ($80K asst prof/$100K assoc prof/$155K prof, according to Chronicle of Higher Education), this doesn’t sound entirely unreasonable. A lot of these people teach classes as well as performing administrative duties.

  4. I’m confused why JTIII is still our coach.

  5. There are only two women on this list and they are both in the bottom three.

  6. There are no dolphins on this list either… what gives?

  7. Love how every time my tuition goes up so do the salaries of these noodle heads.

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  9. DeGioia gets a 42% pay increase, even and he and his cronies cancel or curtail wage increases for most members of staff, most of whom earn less than 10% of what is pulled in by the higher-ups. If it were up to me, I’d say it’s time for torches and pitchforks — but I have also been impressed (and disturbed) by how quiescently these disparities are tolerated at the University. Over the years, it would seem, staff here have learned to expect little better from the moneyed hypocrites who rule them.

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  11. I think that bloated paycheck of John Thompson III JT says a lot of things, if the highest monetary award of the non profit known as Georgetown University goes to a basketball coach on behalf of Jesuits, medicine, law, foreign service the whole philosophy of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is a cliche. B Ball was invented by Naismith for young Christians in mind and I don’t think he would be happy that it was being exploited to the point that a game that was originally paid with peach baskets in modesty would allow itself to surpass in modesty a paycheck that reflects educators are a twentieth of worth in comparable value to a B Ball coach.

    Non profits always reflect those who are their architects right? Is John Thompson III’s non profit a reflection of his salary? No. So plain is the truth that “no” is both a verb and a noun. I visited guidestar.org and researched both Georgetown as a non-profit and John Thompson III as a non-profit. Looks like two sick jokes, the highest paid employee on one 990 and on the second 990 all I can say is this; John Thompson isn’t spending a double dribble on the kids and according to his most recent 990, he spent only twenty five thousand and never spent the other seventy five thousand. Having one summer party is twenty five thousand and that’s a reflection of the highest paid employee?

    That’s not Hoya Madness, that’s overrated selfishness and as a non-profit it’s being piggy, and if I was an eighteen year old with a conscience I would raise the issue without any hesitation.

  12. When Georgetown held its John Carroll weekend in San Francisco recently, TONS of folks boycotted (silently) in protest to the elitism with which the event’s planning was relegated. Only those who’d written 6-figure checks were allowed in the ‘planning circle’.

    Now, as one reads that there are only two women (and there weren’t many women featured during John Carroll weekend, either), and how bloated their salaries are, one cannot be expected to add to the endowment.

    No, no, no – this institution has alienated many alumni and is continuing to do so, with its arrogance, elitism, and excesses in compensating DeGioia, Kochard, and others.

  13. That boycot included not attending events, and not writing checks. I wonder how long it will take for Georgetown to understand what they’ve done?

    It will take a change of culture, which begins with the ouster and replacement of DeGioia.

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