CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013

Posted on March 20, 2012


CSU Trustees To Vote On Pay Raises Amid Plans To Freeze Admissions For Spring 2013

March 20, 2012 7:55 AM

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In the wake of an uncertain budget, the California State Board of Trustees is expected to approve a plan Tuesday morning that would drastically reduce enrollment in CSU schools.

KNX 1070′s Jon Baird reports Cal State officials are meeting in Long Beach today to discuss freezing enrollment as trustees take a vote to give pay raises to university presidents.

If passed, the vote would give CSU East Bay President Leroy Morishita a base salary of $303,660, while CSU Fullerton President Mildred would receive a base salary of $324,500 despite objections from critics who say CSU administrators are overpaid.

Under the proposal, only eight of the 23 CSU campuses would allow new students in the Spring of 2013: Los Angeles, Fullerton,San Francisco, Channel Islands, Chico, East Bay, and Sonoma.

Those campuses would only be allowed to accept students transferring fromcommunity colleges.

The plan stems from an additional $200 million cuts that could take effect if voters fail to approve a tax hike on the November ballot that would fund the CSU system.

California Faculty Association president Lillian Taiz said the proposal being considered by the university is drastic but necessary.

“All the efforts that we’re making to kind of hold this place together are not enough, really, if we’re going to be starved for resources,” said Taiz.

The CSU system has more than 90,000 students enrolled.