August 28, 2014
Sacramento State University's president says he has a target on his back after recent criticisms of his compensation and decision-making.
Alexander Gonzalez has made several controversial decisions since arriving four years ago.
He supported academic cuts and increased class sizes to deal with a budget crisis but spent $265,000 remodeling his office.
His annual salary has climbed to $295,000, plus $72,000 in housing and
Gonzalez also tried to help a Sacramento couple acquire licenses to hunt animals in Tanzania for a natural history museum that never materialized.
The faculty has given him a vote of no confidence, but Gonzalez told The Sacramento Bee that professors have opposed him since he arrived.
Supporters say he has raised millions of dollars for new buildings and programs.