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The UC Regents appointed Yudof as the 19th UC president in March 2008. Prior to working at the UC, he served as dean of the law school at the University of Texas at Austin, chancellor of the University of Texas System, and as president of the University of Minnesota. According to The Minnesota Daily, University of Minnesota’s newspaper, within the first two years of Yudof’s stint, UM’s tuition increased as much as 16 percent in one year.

At the September meeting, regents ignored a proposal from Yudof that would have mandated annual tuition increases of 8 to 16 percent for the next four years. The plan was intended to tackle the $1.5 billion UC budget gap.

The UC provides the president with housing, an allowance for an automobile and a salary of $591,084, according to the UC Newsroom. In 2010, The New York Times and The Bay Citizen ran articles on his housing expenses, which were paid by the UC, eliciting criticism due to the UC budget cuts.

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The University of California Regents will be meeting Nov. 15-17 in San Francisco. This week and next week we are running profiles on the UC’s top decision makers. Read more…