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  1. Margaret Moravec says

    Let’s review how Cal senior management handled the tax dollars it currently gets. Nobody’s perfect, but some higher education chancellors are much less perfect as stewards of public funds than others. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($450,000) Provost Breslauer ($306,000) have forgotten they are steward’s of public money, not overseer of their own fiefdoms.

    Cal tuition triples last decade, Californians income went stagnant.
    Birgeneau, Provost Breslauer do not have a grip on financial realities.
    Pay ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures
    Tuition increases exceed national average rate of increase.
    University accrues $150 million of inefficiencies over last 8 years
    Recruits foreign students who pay $50,600 and displace qualified Californians.
    Spends $7,000,000 + for OE consultants to do the work of senior Cal. management. (Prominent East Coast University accomplishes same, 0 costs).
    In procuring $7,000,000 consultants failed to receive proposals from other firms (Consultants do their thinking for them, who they then can blame for all unpopular but necessary decisions)
    Best in nation rank: # 70 Forbes.
    World Academic rank: Falls with 29% increase in salaries. Below top ten QS ranking
    Tuition to Return on Investment drops below top10.
    Cal now is most expensive public university for in-state students.
    Organizational Effectiveness (OE): Birgeneau Breslauer prevent OE from examining Chancellor’s, Provost’s operations for inefficiencies

    It’s all shameful. There is no justification for such irregularities by stewards of the public trust. If Chancellor, Provost don’t understand financial stewardship they have no business being Cal. senior management.

    Chancellor Birgeneau’s self-indulgent practices continue onto violence against students protesting his doubling of instate tuition. University of California Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing must vigorously enforce oversight of Cal. Only then will confidence of Alumni, donors, legislators, Californians return.

    (My agenda is transparency. I have 35 years’ consulting experience; have taught at UC Berkeley, where I observed the culture & the way senior management works. No, I was not fired or downsized & have not solicited contracts from UC/Cal).

    Yours is the opinion that can make the difference, email UC Board of Regents [email protected]

  2. Milan Moravec says

    Over $1M dollars in administrative, legal expenses etc incurred by University of California senior management to pay the $1M pepper spray settlement. University of California senior management shell out millions for their clueless decisions. Hapless UC senior management wastes millions.
    Prop 30, 32 funding will be spent by incompetent UC senior management. It is up to the public to vote no on Prop 30, 32 to keep taxpayer funds from the eminently unwise University of California senior management.