Former UC President Gets Half a Million Dollars After Resigning

The Sacramento Bee reports: “The University of California system paid former president Mark Yudof $546,000 in 2014 – the year after he stepped down from his post, according to salary data released by the system this week. Yudof was president of the system for five years before resigning in fall 2013 to become a law professor at UC Berkeley. He co-instructed one class at UC Berkeley for one semester in 2014, according to a faculty profile page on Berkeley’s web site. The class met once per week for three hours.”

A UC spokesman said Mr. Yudof “continued to receive his presidential salary for 12 months after stepping down at the end of September 2013, under terms of his contract.” Mr. Yudof said, “This is the typical arrangement for presidents and chancellors who leave administration and prepare to begin teaching again.”

In addition to the $546,000, Mr. Yudof received pay for teaching at Berkeley. (Source: The Sacramento Bee, July 29.)

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