Incoming Cal Poly President Jeffery D. Armstrong will likely be making more than $350,000 a year as the highest-paid president in the California State University System.
The system’s Committee on University and Faculty Personnel voted Jan. 25 to boost Armstrong’s pay to $350,000 a year with an additional $30,000 thrown in by the Cal Poly Foundation. He’ll also be able to live in a four-bedroom house on campus, rent-free. And, to top off the package, he’ll be getting a university car or a $12,000-a-year car allowance.
Warren Baker, the last Cal Poly president, made $328,000 a year.
On the same day Armstrong’s salary was announced, the CSU trustees raised tuition for doctorate students by $954—10 percent—to $10,500 a year.
Tuition for Cal State University students has more than doubled in the last 10 years. Incoming Gov. Jerry Brown announced a $500 million cut to the CSU system in his proposed 2011-12 budget.