Does a college president deserve $325,000 a year?


KQED — With shrinking budgets, can a university system justify 10 percent salary increases for incoming presidents? The San KQED-logo_svgFrancisco Bay Area public broadcasting station’s news blog tackled that question an interview with Jamie Ferrare, a principal of AGB Search, who has been hunting for college presidents and the like for more than a decade and assisted in the search for San Francisco State University’s new president.

On Tuesday the California State University trustees approved salaries for three new campuses presidents that are 9 or 10 percent higher than their predecessors earned:

  • $324,500 for Diane Harrison at Cal State Northridge
  • $324,500 for Leslie Wong at San Francisco State University
  • $319,000 for Tomas Morales at Cal State San Bernardino.

The article was published July 18, 2012.

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