“They seem to have an obsession with making sure executives are highly paid,” said Kevin Wehr, president of the Sacramento State University chapter of the California Faculty Association told The San Francisco Chronicle. “Foundation money could be used for more student scholarships or for student instruction.”
Chancellor Charles Reed said that the CSU system needs to offer good salaries as a means of drawing in top talent to the presidents’ posts.
Several students from a group of around a dozen who began a hunger strike last week to protest university policies, addressed the board to present their demands, including rolling back administrator salaries to 1999 levels.
— ANGELA SWARTZ