RELEASE: Sen. De León Calls Out CSU Trustees on Pres. Pay Hikes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

 Letter Cites Need for “Shared Sacrifice” and Negative Impact on Student Access

              SACRAMENTO – In a scathing response to the California State University Trustees, Senator Kevin de León today released a letter he submitted to the board about their March 20 action that raised campus president salaries while the institution simultaneously froze student enrollment.

              “Your vote yesterday sent the message that you are willing to put the needs of CSU presidents above the needs of students and their families,” wrote Senator de León. “The decision was callous and oblivious to CSU’s responsibility to ensure that higher education opportunities are available and affordable for low- and middle-income families across our state.”

              The full letter is available as a PDF below.

 CONTACT: Communications Director, Gregory Hayes, (916) 812-3122, greg.hayes @ sen.ca.gov

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