At their Long Beach meeting Wednesday, trustees of the California State University voted to cap the salaries of incoming campus presidents.
Under the new rules, the incoming presidents of Cal State’s 23 campuses cannot earn more than 10 percent more than their immediate predecessors.
Executive pay became a big deal last year as students, faculty and California’s governor protested the $400,000 salary trustees had approved for San Diego State’s incoming president. That salary was 33 percent more than the previous president’s salary.
Cal State has calculated new presidents’ salaries based on compensation at a list of universities that included private institutions. Trustees approved a new list of comparable institutions they say are more similar to Cal State campuses.