Thursday, November 18, 2010

List of shame: Top 20 paid University of California employees, UC tuition hike of 8%, over 21,000 UC employees earning over 100k

These public serpents made big money raping the taxpayer and students via tuition hikes. Observe below the pay for the top 20 most paid UC employees. The numbers are shocking and downright disgusting. This is just another example of America's descent into a kleptocracy gone wild.

Tedford, Jeff Head Coach-Intercolg Athletics Berkeley $2,342,315
Howland, Benjamin Clark Coach, Intercol Athletics,Head Los Angeles $2,058,475 Busuttil, Ronald W Professor-Medcomp-A Los Angeles $1,776,404
Leboit, Philip E Prof Of Clin-Medcomp-A San Francisco $1,574,392
Mccalmont, Timothy H Prof Of Clin-Medcomp-A San Francisco $1,573,494
Shemin, Richard J Professor-Medcomp-A Los Angeles $1,400,000
Neuheisel, Richard Gerald Coach, Intercol Athletics,Head Los Angeles $1,290,136 Azakie, Anthony Assoc Prof In Res-Medcomp-A San Francisco $1,098,588
Ames, Christopher P Aso Prof Of Clin-Medcomp-A San Francisco $945,407
Montgomery, Michael J. Head Coach-Intercolg Athletics Berkeley $918,562
Weinreb, Robert N. Professor-Medcomp-A San Diego $869,436
Lawton, Michael T Prof In Res-Medcomp-A San Francisco $821,468
Esmailian, Fardad Hs Clin Prof-Medcomp-A Los Angeles $815,958
Reemtsen, Brian L Hs Asst Clin Prof-Medcomp-A Los Angeles $813,937
Berggren, Marie N Treasurer Of The Regents Office of the President $810,341 Jamieson, Stuart W Professor-Medcomp-A San Diego $807,500
Gershwin, Merrill E Professor-Medcomp-A Davis $796,135
Prusiner, Stanley B Professor-Medcomp-A San Francisco $795,574
Schanzlin, David J. Prof Of Clin___-Medcomp-A San Diego $793,000
Vail, Thomas P Professor-Medcomp-A San Francisco $780,000

These 20 kleptocrats earned a combined $19.1 million in 2008 alone.

A protest turned violent today after the UC Rejects (read: Regents) approved a 8% tuition hike on students. At Wednesday's protest, police arrested 13 people, including 10 UC students, during the demonstration outside the campus building where the Board of Regents was meeting. One student was arrested for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon after a campus police officer was hit in the head with his own baton.


The vote by the UC Board of Regents' finance committee comes a day after a student protest left four police officers injured and more than a dozen demonstrators arrested. There were no protesters at Thursday's meeting.

Later in the day, the full board was expected to approve the tuition hike, which follows a 32 percent increase this year.

In fall 2011, student fees for California residents would increase by $822 to more than $11,000. That doesn't include individual campus fees or room and board. The increase would raise an estimated $180 million in annual revenue, with about one-third set aside for financial aid.

Under the plan, the 10-campus system would expand its financial aid program, called the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, so most students from families earning less than $80,000 annually would not have to pay any tuition. The program currently covers families earning less than $70,000.

Ha ha ha. Ha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. "So most students would not have to pay any tuition" so states the article. Ever heard of student loans you fucktard reporter?? You better believe they will be paying for tuition PLUS daily accruing interest. I sincerely hope that parents and students that read this type of garbage don't believe that the education will be "free" because it's not. More likely, these students will incur close to 100k in debt as classes are hard to find and books, supplies, and housing costs continue to escalate. The UC system was great until the faculty turned into parasites living off the blood of students.

The reality is that the UC system would not have to implement hiring freezes or layoffs were it not for these extravagant wages paid to bureaucrats that do jack shit but push paper.

According to UC President Mark Yudof, however, this is not the case:

Inside the public meeting, UC's finance experts told the regents the state restored only 58 percent of what it had cut since 2008, and that rising costs - especially pension obligations - mean UC has to ask students to pony up yet again.

"What happens if you don't do it?" Yudof asked the regents, his voice tense. "You'll have to abolish programs. There would be more layoffs - probably 5,000 to 10,000. You'll have to reduce enrollment targets. I wish UC were free. But that's not the world we live in."

How about the 21,000 UC employees making over 100k a year take a salary cut and that way tuition could fall AND the system would NOT have to lay off any teachers? How about cutting some of the pension benefits that so many "retired" professors and faculty continue to enjoy year after year? Of course now that isn't going to happen now is it as you are all in bed with each other. What a shame it is when the UC faculty turns into a smaller version of the wall street rape and pillage scheme.

And last but not least, the 2008 take home pay of UCLA Law Professor Mark Greenburg was $359,000.

Good job Mark, good job. I bet it must be so hard being a law and philosophy professor, NOT.


  1. Problem is not Sacramento or the UC Regents. The REAL problems are at the Chancellor level like at UC Berkeley. Read on...Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s eight-year fiscal track record is dismal indeed. He would like to blame the politicians in Sacramento, since they stopped giving him every dollar he has asked for, and the state legislators do share some responsibility for the financial crisis. But not in the sense he means.
    A competent chancellor would have been on top of identifying inefficiencies in the system and then crafting a plan to fix them. Competent oversight by the Board of Regents and the legislature would have required him to provide data on problems and on what steps he was taking to solve them. Instead, every year Birgeneau would request a budget increase, the regents would agree to it, and the legislature would provide. The hard questions were avoided by all concerned, and the problems just piled up to $150 million of inefficiencies….until there was no money left.
    It’s not that Birgeneau was unaware that there were, in fact, waste and inefficiencies in the system. Faculty and staff have raised issues with senior management, but when they failed to see relevant action taken, they stopped. Finally, Birgeneau engaged some expensive ($3 million) consultants, Bain & Company, to tell him what he should have been able to find out from the bright, engaged people in his own organization.
    In short, there is plenty of blame to go around. But you never want a serious crisis to go to waste. An opportunity now exists for the UC president, Board of Regents, and California legislators to jolt UC Berkeley back to life, applying some simple check-and-balance management principles. Increasing the budget is not enough; transforming senior management is necessary. The faculty, Academic Senate, Cal. Alumni, financial donors, benefactors await the transformation.
    The author, who has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at University of California Berkeley, where he was able to observe the culture and the way the senior management operates.

  2. You should verify that any of the salaries of these people actually come directly from TUITION. Many professors in the UC are paid through grants (federal or from private funds) they obtain independently, and they actually pay the school to work there. Not as sexy of a headline and doesn't promote your agenda, but better to report the truth, right?


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