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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RADIO: CSU trustees to vote on top executives' pay

January 24, 2012

By Adolfo Guzman-Lopez | KPCC
At a meeting in Long Beach on Wednesday, California State University trustees are set to debate and vote on changes to system executives’ pay.

Pay for top university officials has been a hot button topic for a year. Cal State’s president has said he’s eager to keep compensation on par with public and some private institutions. That way the system can attract the best administrators to the largest public university system on the nation.

THE DAILY AZTEC: Bill proposed to cap CSU president salaries

January 25, 2012

By Anthony Mendiola
Legislation is pending at the state level in the wake of multiple controversies that ensued following the simultaneous announcements of tuition increases, budgetary cuts and an increase in executive salary for new San Diego State President Elliot Hirshman at a July 2011 meeting of the California State University Board of Trustees.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Cal State caps pay for university presidents

January 25, 2012

Southern California -- this just in
California State University trustees Wednesday unanimously approved a measure to cap salaries of new executives in the face of steep funding cuts and sharply rising tuition.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to enact the new limitations at a meeting in Long Beach.

Trustees and Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed had come under criticism for recent salary decisions, including paying the new San Diego State president $400,000 -- $100,000 more than his predecessor.

CSU trustees agree to pay cap and other reforms advocated by Sen. Ted W. Lieu

January 25, 2012

Unprecedented $100,000 raise prompted demand for reform
LONG BEACH – Days after Sen. Ted W. Lieu called for California State University trustees to reconsider an executive compensation plan on grounds it ignored California’s fiscal realities and CSU's budget conditions, the 23-campus system’s governing board agreed.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: CSU will limit future presidents' salaries

January 25, 2012

State funds are capped but pay can still be supplemented by foundations

By Pat Flynn

Originally published January 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., updated January 25, 2012 at 1:45 p.m.

California State University trustees, who have been under fire for the pay package they granted San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman last summer, on Wednesday adopted a new policy to limit presidential pay.

THEONION.Com: CSU students react to CSU pay hike

January 24, 2012

Editor's note: Every week, The Orion will feature two Chico State students' opposing opinions about a given topic.

State Sen. Ted Lieu proposed a bill out of frustration for the fact that California State University executives receive pay raises while simultaneously raising tuition. The bill would cap the salaries of CSU presidents and require discussions about pay be held in public.

THEONIONCom: Senator rebukes CSU chancellor, presidential pay

January 25, 2012

Aubrey Crosby

State legislation that aims to limit California State University presidential pay to a maximum of about $346,000 has been introduced to the Legislature.

The bill, SB 959, authored by Sen. Ted Lieu, was penned in response to the presidential hires at San Diego State and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where the salaries awarded to presidents last year were more than those of their predecessors.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Cap on new Cal State campus presidents' pay urged

January 25, 2012

The California State University board chairman wants the executives' compensation to be no more than 10% above what their predecessors made.

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
The chairman of California State University's governing board said Tuesday that he will propose capping the pay of new executives at 10% above what their predecessors made in the wake of stinging criticism of recent salary decisions.

CBS-KNX Radio Los Angeles: Executive pay tops agenda.

January 24, 2012

LONG BEACH (CBS) — Executive pay and an impasse with the teachers union were atop the agenda as Cal State University trustees began a two-day meeting in Long Beach on Tuesday.

KNX 1070′s Ron Kilgore reports the unusually high-profile summit has even drawn the attention of a state senator.

State Senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) leads the opposition to president’s pay and was expected to make a personal appearance at the meeting.

Sen. Ted Lieu, sponsor of bill limiting CSU pay, will testify at trustee hearing on compensation

January 24, 2012

Hearing to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25

LONG BEACH – Speaking in support of limiting raises for California State University campus presidents, Sen. Ted W.

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