Cal Poly boss pay lawsuit bounced
October 26, 2011
A Los Angeles judge tossed a lawsuit Tuesday contending new Cal Poly president Jeffery Armstrong was higher than allowed by law.
The lawsuit, filed by Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Association, alleged that Armstrong’s $380,000 annual compensation was above the published amount for that position. Superior Court Judge James Chalfant disagreed.
Cal Poly trustees approved a package worth $350,000, with an additional amount of $30,000 to be paid by the university’s foundation.
The previous high level for the job was $328,212.
Taiz said in her lawsuit that the university was altering its salary policies in secret.