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Students, faculty protest CSU president salaries

May 8, 2012 |  8:37 am

CSU protests

Students and faculty are protesting at Cal State Long Beach on Tuesday as the California State University Board of Trustees considers whether to freeze the salaries of campus presidents.

The trustees are considering the action after public outcry over recent pay hikes at a time of tuition increases, enrollment freezes and curriculum cuts.

The proposal would freeze state-funded salaries for the 23 campus presidents and would be in effect until 2014.

The full board is scheduled to vote on the proposal Wednesday.

Presidents' salaries make up about $7 million of the roughly $2-billion Cal State budget.

The Board of Trustees came under fire in March after approving pay increases for two presidents.

East Bay President Leroy Morishita will receive a base salary of $303,660 and Fullerton President Mildred Garcia will receive a base salary of $324,500 -- 10% more than their current salaries and 10% percent more than their predecessors earned.

Students and faculty say that money could have been used for more student scholarships and classes.


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Photo: Students protest in march at CSU Los Angeles. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times