Report Says CSU Paid Millions In Perks

Share |
(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 17, 2006

A story in Monday's San Francisco Chronicle says lucrative consulting contracts and tenured teaching positions were given to a handful of top officials after they left the CSU system.

The vice president of the California Faculty Association – Lillian Taiz  – says they’re outraged. 

"Well the faculty are absolutely appalled by what really are misplaced priorities. On the one hand you have major cutbacks at the campuses and we watch our students not be able to enroll because student fees have just escalated." 

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed admits his office spent as much as $4 million over the past 10 years for “special assignments” and paid leave for former campus presidents and vice chancellors. But he says none of the deals violated policies.