It's just common sense: If you're trying to grab more money from university students and their parents, you should not be dramatically raising the pay of top brass.
That's just dumb PR, losing politics and really bad policy.
Don't ask the kids and their families to sacrifice while fattening the pocketbooks of your own already highly compensated chancellors.
That's not fair to people in the real world of stressed taxpayers and parents struggling to pay their kids' tuition.
It's why the people's elected representatives — starting with the governor — are up in arms about the University of California's latest tone-deaf play to jack up some executives' pay while squeezing more money out of students.