CSU OKs leader raises


The Sun — The Cal State University Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved pay increases for three new campus presidents, including Cal State San Bernardino President Tomas D. Morales, in a day-long meeting in which they also considered massive budget cuts.

The Sun (San Bernardino County)As student and faculty protesters gathered outside, trustees met at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach to consider plans to offset the 23-campus system’s severe budget crisis and a potential $250 million loss in funding. Options include a possible tuition increase, cutbacks in enrollment and system-wide salary and benefit reductions.

The board’s finance committee discussed options in anticipation of a possible $250 million midyear “trigger” cut in state funding. The CSU will likely see the trigger cut if voters don’t approve Gov. Jerry Brown’s November tax initiative designed to help fund public education.

The article, published July 17, 2012, also appeared in the Fairfield Daily Republic, Daily Breeze (Torrance), Contra Costa Times, Redlands Daily Facts and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.

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