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Cal State Faculty Call For Probe Of Former Chancellor Hiring

Sacramento, CA — A group of California State University faculty members are asking the state attorney general to investigate why a troubled former chancellor was rehired at “a lavish salary.”

Barry Munitz headed CSU for seven years in the 1990s. He left in 1998 to become president of the J. Paul Getty Trust but resigned in February amid allegations of lavish spending that led to a state attorney general investigation.

Munitz began his new job this week as a “trustee professor” at CSU Los Angeles where he will receive a $163,000-one-year salary to teach a single English course.

The California Faculty Association said in a two-page letter to Attorney General Bill Lockyer that Munitz´s hiring violated state law because it was not publicly discussed by trustees.