Incoming Cal State University presidents will be limited to ten-percent increases above the base pay of their predecessors. For a few that pay goes up to 350-thousand dollars per year. Mike Uhlenkamp with the Cal State University Chancellor's office acknowledges the criticism over high salaries at a time of budget struggles-but says:
"We do need to maintain the right to find the most effective leaders for the universities but there has been a lot of noise whether it's been from the public or legislators that's been critical of the process and we've tried to streamline and outline that process as best as possible."
The California Faculty Association says it appreciates the trustees' response to the criticisms but notes there are still many holes in the new salary policy.