CSU Board of Trustees to Discuss 2020 Budget, Executive Pay, New Admissions Rules

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the CSU Board of Trustees will convene for its bi-monthly meeting at the Chancellor’s Office in Long Beach. CFA leaders along with students from Students for Quality Education will be in attendance to deliver public comments on both days. We urge faculty members to tune in online, where there is a livestream of the meeting.

Among the topics the trustees will consider are the 2020-21 budget and a proposal to add a new quantitative reasoning admissions requirement for the CSU. This is a policy proposal that has generated a lot of attention over the past several months, including a special meeting of the Ed Policy Committee last month dedicated entirely to this issue.

The Board will also revisit the topic of executive compensation. Last year, the Chancellor’s Office brought in outside consultants to advise Trustees on ways to increase salaries for campus presidents and other executive employees. The proposals were met with considerable push back at that time, from elected leaders as well as from students, faculty, and even the Trustees themselves. The consultants will be back next week with a new report.

The full agenda, with documents concerning each item, is posted online now.  

Finally, for anyone planning to attend, the CSU agenda preview also announced that new, enhanced security measures in the form of two metal detector machines for all attendees will be in place.