In wake of critical audit, UC regents take a close look at president’s budget

Board Chairman George Kieffer opened Thursday’s discussion by noting that the state’s action — which he called “very wrong” — would require the university system to make substantial changes in budget management to make sure smaller campuses get their fair share of funds… The regents also voiced concern over the directive from Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature for UC to enroll 1,500 more California undergraduates in 2018-19 — without any guarantee of how much the state would chip in to cover the additional per-student cost of enrollment. Napolitano called that directive “fairly astonishing,” but said the state has asked UC to identify plans to pay for that growth by December.

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by Teresa Watanabe, The Los Angelese Times.

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