The California State University system has spent more than $2 million in the last 10 years on renovating eight university-owned homes for campus presidents. At least half the spending has come from state funding sources, and the figure does not include annual maintenance and repairs.
The spending includes: $300,000 to remodel the historic El Dorado Ranch, which is home to the president of CSU Fullerton; $115,000 to rehab the home of the new CSU Northridge president; $167,000 to replace the plumbing, renovate the kitchen and install new windows for the president of Cal Poly Pomona; and $257,000 on kitchen upgrades, new windows, pool replastering and other projects at the home of San Diego State University's president.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo spent $200,000 to renovate the president's house in 2010, and then spent an additional $230,000 in 2011 to upgrade the same residence for a new president. (Source: California Watch story published in The Sacramento Bee, May 29.)
June 1, 2012
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