CSU Exec Pay Policy is Put to the Test

New president of California State University East Bay, with a campus in Concord, in on the trustees' agenda for pay of $303,660 — 10 percent more than his predecessor.

The California State University's new system for pay increases for execs is put to the test this week as the new president of CSU East Bay, with a campus off Ygnacio Valley Road in Concord, has a maximum salary up for a vote at a CSU trustee meeting.

President Leroy Morishita is on the agenda for a salary of $303,660 plus $60,000 per year for housing and a $12,000 annual car allowance, according to a piece by California Watch. The CSU trustees in January approved a new policy that limits new presidents' base pay to no more than 10 percent higher than their predecessors.

Milan Moravec March 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Milan Moravec March 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
UC and CSU have $'s for Chancellors and Presidents pay raises but not for student tuition decrease. Cal. Chancellor Birgeneau’s recruits born abroad and affluent out of state $50,600 tuition students who displace qualified instate Californians; spends $7,000,000 + (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same at 0 cost) for OE consultants but stops examination of Chancellor office inefficiencies; ex-politician receives $300,000 for a couple lectures; tuition to return on investment falls below top 10; doubles instate tuition- on all-in-cost Cal. is the most expensive public university – more expensive than Harvard, Yale. Chancellor Birgeneau’s fiscal track record is dismal indeed. Birgeneau would like to blame the politicians, since they stopped giving him every dollar asked for, & the state legislators do share some responsibility for the financial crisis. But not in the sense he means. Every year Birgeneau ($450,000 salary) would request a budget increase, the timid UC Regents would agree to it, and the legislature would provide. The hard questions were avoided by all concerned, & the Birgeneau leadership inefficiencies just piled up to $150 million +. Cal’s senior management is either incompetent or culpable.However, Cal. has been badly damaged by Chancellor Birgeneau’s leadership. Increasing Cal’s budget is not a solution. Honorably retire UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau. Email opinions to UC Board of Regents marsha.kelman@ucop.edu


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