CSU chancellor’s office spending criticized
May 10, 2012
Amid a hunger strike by about a dozen California State University students over rising tuition costs, chancellor’s office administrators are accused of recklessly spending public funds to purchase expensive meals and car service rides. [CBS2]
As students face another tuition hike this fall, a CBS2 News investigation discovered that the chancellor’s office spent more than $110,000 in catering bills for 2011.
“I think that is completely ridiculous and that disgusts me, actually, as a student. They’re raising our tuition and eating nice meals and we’re suffering,” CSU student Matthew Delgado told CBS2.
Students are protesting escalating tuition rates for CSU students at the same time the CSU Board of Trustees has approved pay increases for university presidents who earn upwards of $324,000.
CSU trustees are currently discussing freezing enrollment, eliminating classes, and cutting some sports programs. Meanwhile, tuition will be going up 9 percent this fall, that is more than 300 percent over the past decade.