The governing boards of both California State University and the University of California have heeded pleas from Gov. Jerry Brown to postpone proposed tuition increases.
Hundreds of students at UC Berkeley walked out of class and marched in the rain Thursday, demanding that their tuition go down following the passage of Proposition 30.
Timothy White will replace current CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, who announced in late May that he planned to retire after a 14-year tenure.
According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.
California State University and its faculty union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract that would avert strikes threatened for the fall.
California State University campuses at Sonoma and San Francisco are among just 10 state universities that are accepting applications for spring 2013 admissions/
The trustees of California State University approved 10 and 9 percent salary increases Tuesday for three new campus presidents, including San Francisco State’s new president.
Assistant Vice Chancellor Robert Turnage told reporters Monday that the 23-campus system faces two bleak scenarios that the Board of Trustees will discuss at its Tuesday meeting.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders have come up with a plan to freeze tuition rates at California’s public universities if voters approve a tax hike in November.
California State University Chancellor Charles Reed announced Thursday he would retire at the end of the year, and remain in his post until the trustees hire a replacement.