The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the raises granted Thursday are part of a three-year plan to bring the salaries of top UC officials in line with those of their counterparts at other major research institutions.
The 10-campus system's three lowest-paid chancellors — at Santa Cruz, Merced and Riverside – had their salaries set at $383,160. That meant 20 percent increases for the chancellors of Santa Cruz and Merced and a 5.1 percent boost for Riverside's top official.
The UC's highest paid chancellor is San Francisco's Sam Hawgood, who receives $750,000 a year. Newly hired Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman will be paid $485,000 a year.