Calif. State U Sued Over New Cal Poly Chief's Salary

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A California State University faculty leader is suing the CSU in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that administrators broke the state's public disclosure laws this year by failing to reveal that the salary approved by trustees for the new president of Cal Poly was above the maximum published amount for that job.

CSU officials say they complied with state law by publicly disclosing the proposed compensation for Jeffrey Armstrong, and that they were not required to say whether it was above a published maximum amount.

In January, CSU trustees approved a compensation package for Armstrong, the new president of California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, for $350,000 with an additional annual supplement of $30,000 to be paid from the campus foundation.

Until then, the university's published salary range for campus presidents was from $223,584 to $328,212.

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