After protesters disrupted Monday’s University of California Regents meeting, regents reconvened in a smaller room. Before leaving the first room, regents voted to ask the state to raise the university’s funding from $2.3 to $2.7 billion for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
In the smaller room, the regents approved raising the salaries of around a dozen university administrators and attorneys by as much as 21.9 percent.
Regents voted to raise salaries for 10 administrators and managers, including a 9.9 percent increase to UC Irvine’s Vice Chancellor of Planning and Budget Meredith Michaels. Her yearly pay will increase from $225,000 to $247,275.
Six campus lawyers also received salary raises. Steven A. Brown, chief campus counsel and associate general counsel at UC Davis, received the largest raise from $205,045 to $250,000 annually.
UC President Mark G. Yudof said the pay increases were necessary to attract and retain talented employees.