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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #12-43
May 9, 2012
Contact: Paul Hefner
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

California State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Supports
Pay Freeze for Incoming CSU Campus Presidents

SACRAMENTO—In his role as an ex-officio member of the California State University Board of Trustees, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today voted to support freezing the taxpayer portion of salaries for incoming CSU campus presidents at current levels. Torlakson issued the following statement after the vote:

"At a time when students are seeing fees rise, courses are being cut, faculty and staff are making financial sacrifices, and the public is being asked to invest more to prevent deeper cuts, freezing the salaries of incoming campus presidents represents a measure of fairness. Today's vote was a significant step in the right direction."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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