Cal State Pay Scandal

Cal State University has provided false and misleading information about executive compensation.

Did Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Break the Law?

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post, First Amendment | 0 comments

Did Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin Break the Law?

The City of Fresno has denied a public records request to hide Swearengin’s involvement in a secret meeting.

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Star-Studded Cal State fundraising galas net little profit

Posted by on Jul 28, 2012 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Star-Studded Cal State fundraising galas net little profit

Cal State foundations spend millions on fundraising events, where top administrators mingle with celebrities.

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Top 10 College Presidential Scandals

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Top 10 College Presidential Scandals

Earlier this month, OnlineColleges.net featured a top ten list of the most embarrassing college presidential scandals. Number 9 caught my eye: Kenneth Walker, Edison State College Board members at Edison State gave president Kenneth Walker his walking papers in January, 2012, citing 10 instances where he “failed to provide leadership.” Probably the most embarrassing for Walker was the revelation of his annual salary: $837,085. Florida had recently passed a law limiting state college presidents’ salaries to $225,000 max, which Walker was making, plus that twice over from other channels. In...

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Cal State Presidents Receive Perks and Benefits Worth 50% of Base Pay

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Cal State Presidents Receive Perks and Benefits Worth 50% of Base Pay

California State University presidents receive perks and benefits worth as much as 50 percent of their base salaries, or more than $145,000 per year, according to compensation data released by two campuses. Cal State Sacramento and San Jose State University disclosed to CalWatchDog.com the total compensation paid to both university presidents during 2008-10. The disclosure by the two universities represents the first public estimation of the total compensation paid to the state college’s top administrators. The average base salary of the state’s 23 college presidents is just under $300,000...

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San Francisco State President Received $50k in Secret Perks

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

San Francisco State President Received $50k in Secret Perks

The California State University Office of the Chancellor has understated the annual compensation of San Francisco State University President Robert Corrigan by as much as $52,787, a CalWatchdog investigation has found. Corrigan, who announced in August that he’ll retire at the end of the academic year, took home a whopping $423,536 for the tax period of July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. On its 2009-10 federal tax return, the San Francisco State University Foundation reported Corrigan’s base salary of $339,724, a figure substantially higher than the $298,749 base salary disclosed by the...

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Dem Legislators Urge Cal State to Disclose True Amount of Executive Compensation

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Blog, Cal State Pay Scandal, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Dem Legislators Urge Cal State to Disclose True Amount of Executive Compensation

In response to a CalWatchDog.com investigation series, two Democratic state legislators are calling on the California State University system “to come clean with a complete and detailed look at just how CSU executives are paid.” In a letter sent Tuesday afternoon to Cal State Chancellor Charles Reed, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, and Senator Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, urged CSU to end its repeated attempts to mislead the public about the total compensation of its top executives. “Despite repeated attempts to ferret out the truth, recent news reports suggest...

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