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.

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