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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