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Former Gov. John Kasich to be paid $60,000 for college campus speech

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The Miami Valley economy is growing again with more than 1,400 jobs announced this week alone. News Center 7's Jim Otte talked one-on-one with Ohio Gov. John Kasich about his plans to take full advantage of the super-charged economy to make sure the recovery is more than just a temporary step ...

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Former Ohio Governor John Kasich will be paid $60,000 to give a speech at University of Florida on Wednesday, a student newspaper is reporting.

Kasich is slated to speak about his life and leadership and take audience questions for 30 minutes, according to the Independent Florida Alligator. Students can get free tickets but Kasich's speaking fee is paid out of student fees, the paper said.

Kasich, who left office earlier this month, is now represented by a Los Angeles-based talent agency and is a CNN contributor.

Related: WATCH: Kasich makes debut as CNN commentator

He is no stranger to college campuses. After leaving Congress in 2000, Kasich landed a $50,000-a-year gig as a fellow at Ohio State University. The fellowship appointment also paid Kasich’s long-time political aide Don Thibaut $20,000-a-year.

Related: Ohio State paid Kasich $4,000 per classroom session

Otterbein University, which is in Kasich’s hometown of Westerville, this month announced Kasich’s appointment as a senior fellow. Kasich will not be paid by the private university, though he will have an office on campus and may serve as a guest lecturer, an Otterbein University spokeswoman said.