KAZU Local
3:46 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Sen. Maldonado: UC President must go

Sacramento, CA – After several news reports and three audits suggesting the University of California system abused its own pay rules, several state lawmakers called Wednesday for the resignation of UC President Robert Dynes. The reports and audits show UC administrators gave senior officials millions of dollars of bonuses and perks. KAZU's Ben Adler speaks with one of the most visible lawmakers on this topic has been State Senator Abel Maldonado, a Republican who represents the Central Coast.

UPDATE: KAZU received an email from the University of California's Office of the President late Wednesday afternoon with a statement from President Dynes. It says, in part:

"I understand the frustration of members of the Legislature, and I am committed to full accountability and transparency at the University of California. More importantly, I have taken action to begin rectifying the university's compensation problems and prevent them from happening again."

The statement goes on to list some of the steps Pres. Dynes says he's taken, including "immediate and full disclosure of executive compensation decisions by the UC Board of Regents."