see: California cuts UC, CSU -- then seeks ability to borrow from them
what do we call this?: "scratch your back, you scratch mine"- "a form of clawback"- "a "becoming federal university system" that in turn loans billions to state"- "the art of the deal"-"high level cronyism"- "good governance"- "ingenuous or ingenious"- "shared tacit agreement between UC admin and Sacto that the tuition must rise while giving each other political cover"?
The regents meeting is happening right now --links to listen and review agenda available here.
Governor Brown comments on compensation practices at CSU:
“my concern about the ever- escalating pay packages awarded to your top administrators.” ...“At a time when the state is closing its courts, laying off public school teachers and shutting senior centers, it is not right to be raising the salaries of leaders who -- of necessity -- must demand sacrifice from everyone else,” Brown said"...Citing “the salary decision you are about to make,” Brown said he rejects the assumption “that you cannot find a qualified man or woman to lead the university unless paid twice that of the Chief Justice of the United States.”
to which CSU responded: “We’re looking at a president who runs a multimillion dollar organization,” said Peter Mehas, the trustee. “We cannot pay enough for quality leadership,” he said.
read the full story: California College Board Raises Pay Rate While Boosting Tuition
By Christopher Palmeri -in Bloomberg
and here is the full letter Governor Brown sent to CSU.
- Richard Blum (AGAIN!)
- Gareth Elliott
- George Kieffer
- Sherry Lansing (AGAIN!)
- Hadi Makarechian
- Eloy Ortiz Oakley
- John A. Pérez
- Richard Sherman
- Charlene Zettel
- Anguiano, Maria
- Park, Lark
- UC Regents Committees
- Staff Advisors, Faculty Reps, Designates
- Ex Officio UC Regents
- UC Alumni Regents
- Tauscher, Ellen
- Guber, H. Peter
- Paul Monge
- VACANT (by Lozano)
- VACANT ( by Pattiz)
- VACANT (by Reiss)
"If the University were a business, it would likely be the largest corporation in California."
"If The University Were A Business, It Would Likely Be The Largest Corporation In California"-Regents Minutes (2010)