The California State University (CSU) Board of Trustees approved a 2 percent raise for Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong in July.
All CSU employees are eligible to receive the raise, which is part of a larger plan to increase salaries. However, the Board of Trustees was required to vote on executive salaries and approved Armstrong’s on the basis of a previous positive review.
“There’s always things in any review you can do better, and I’m excited about that,” Armstrong said. “But if you look at how the CSU chancellor views Cal Poly, it is very positive.”
University executives do not receive raises after every positive review. However, a negative review could have prevented Armstrong from receiving the scheduled raise.
The Board of Trustees released a plan last year to give all employees raises of 3 percent, 2 percent and 2 percent in any order over three successive years.
Cal Poly faculty and staff would receive similar raises under the current plan, but are currently bargaining for more through the California Faculty Association.
Presidents at the other 22 CSU campuses will receive raises as well, as will CSU chancellor Timothy White, who took a voluntary 10 percent pay cut when he assumed his role in 2010.