Protesters Greet CSU Chancellor’s Visit In Hayward

HAYWARD (KCBS) — A long time San Francisco state administrator was named interim head of Cal State East Bay Monday, as California State University (CSU) Chancellor Charles Reed was greeted by noisy protesters on the Hayward campus, who are angry about higher student fees and cuts to faculty’s pay and benefits.

Already facing a ten percent fee increase in the fall, one student at the protest expressed frustration with the budget and how decisions are made.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports: 

“We’re hoping for the next president, whoever it is, there will be more dialogue, more communication with students,” he said.

Inside the administration building, Chancellor Reed named Leroy Morishita interim president.  Morishita has been at San Francisco State University for almost 30 years, most recently as Chief Financial Officer.

Monique Beeler, spokeswoman for the university, said the CSU would be taking a large cut to its budget, but she said no one could plan for sure until the state budget is finalized.

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  • moravecglobal

    University of California (UC) picks the pockets of Californians, foreign, out-of-state students clean. UC shouldn’t come to the Governor or public for support. (The author has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at UC Berkeley (Cal) where he observed the culture & way senior management work)

    University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom. These are not isolated examples: recruits (uses California tax $) out of state $50,600 tuition students that displace qualified Californians from Cal. public university education; spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & many vice chancellors jobs (prominent East Coast university accomplishing same 0 cost); pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures; in procuring a $3,000,000 consulting firm he failed to receive proposals from other firms; Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010 (M Krupnick Contra Costa Times); ranked # 70 USA best universities Forbes; tuition to Return on Investment drops below top 10; QS academic ranking falls below top 10; only 50 attend Birgeneau all employees meeting; visits down 20%; absence Cal. senior management control NCAA places basketball program on probation.

    It’s all shameful. There is no justification for such violations by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none.

    Birgeneau’s irregularities continue. Governor Brown, UC Board of Regents Chair Lansing must do a better job of vigorously enforcing stringent oversight than has been done in the past over Chancellor Birgeneau who uses the campus as his fiefdom.

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