Friday, May 13, 2011

At Cal: "it's not all doom and gloom, far from it"- we're doing great!

The posh voice says it, so we believe it?...
John Wilton's presentation on Cal's budget.
John Wilton Vice Chancellor Administration, introduction by Chancellor Birgeneau.

1 comment:

  1. Like any addiction, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward correcting it. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom.

    Recruits (using California tax $) out of state, foreign $50,600 tuition students who displace qualified sons, daughters of Californians from Cal.
    Spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & vice chancellors work
    (Prominent East Coast University accomplishing same 0 cost).
    University accrues $150 million of inefficiencies over his 8 year reign.
    Pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures.
    In procuring $3,000,000 consultant failed to receive proposals from other firms.
    Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010(M Krupnick Contra Costa Times)
    Best in nation rank: # 70 Forbes
    Academic rank: QS academic falls below top ten.
    Tuition to Return on Investment drops below top 10.
    Cal most expensive USA public university
    NCAA absence senior management oversight, basketball program on probation.

    These are not isolated examples: it’s all shameful. There is no justification for such irregularities by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none.

    Birgeneau’s practices will not change. University of California Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing must do a better job of vigorously enforcing financial oversight by President Yudof over Birgeneau who treat’s the university as his fiefdom.

    I have 35 years’ consulting experience; have taught at UC Berkeley, where I observed the culture & the way senior management works. No, I was not fired or downsized & have not solicited contracts from UC/Cal