City College of San Francisco’s chancellor Don Griffin just completed his two years on the job with rave reviews from the school’s governing board.
But Griffin opted forego his contractual 6 percent raise and instead donate what would’ve added to his estimated $287,000 salary to the school’s “Save the Classes Project.”
Like all government and educational entities, California’s community colleges are facing massive cuts in funding. Last school year, City College trimmed $18 million from its $193 million budget because of state cuts. This year the college is expected to cut $12 million.
Griffin announced he would donate the pay raise in July. At the governing board’s July 29 meeting, trustees approved the donation.