Kean University in Union quietly hired McGreevey part-time in November, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported Thursday. While the $17,500 annual paycheck is modest, the job could substantially increase McGreevey's eventual pension by giving him more years with the state.
McGreevey quit in 2004 after almost three years as governor, proclaiming "I am a gay American." He said he had had an affair with a man he appointed to a state position, while the man in question denied the affair and said he was a victim of sexual harassment.
But Kean President Dawood Farahi said that having a former governor willing to work for the university at such a low salary is "an unbelievable opportunity for us."
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