California governor questions new university leader's compensation

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University of California regents approved a new leader for UC Riverside on Thursday, but not before Gov. Jerry Brown expressed concerns about high compensation for the incoming chancellor.

Kim Wilcox, a former official at Michigan State University, will earn compensation of $354,000 a year, an increase of almost 9% over the previous chancellor, who departed last year.

"I consider the growth in inequality in California, the U.S. and the world in general a problem that is tearing apart the social fabric," Brown said.

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