California Governor Questions New University Leader’s Compensation
Career College Central summary:
The University of California regents approved a new leader for UC Riverside last week, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to express concerns about high compensation for the incoming chancellor.
Kim Wilcox, a former official at Michigan State University, will earn $354,000 a year, an increase of almost 9% over the previous chancellor, who departed last year.
Brown voted against Wilcox's compensation, as did Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to Times reporter Carla Rivera.
The governor has previously expressed concern that public universities are focused on hiring high-priced campus leaders from other states.
The new president of the UC system, former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, will be paid $570,000 a year. That's nearly triple her $200,000 salary when she was a member of President Obama's Cabinet.
Click through for full article content.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES