Henry Yang, UCSB’s two-decades-long chancellor, recently got a 3 percent pay raise, bringing his total annual income to $401,020. Two years ago, Yang was among the three lowest paid UC chancellors, earning $325,000 each year, but he got a 20 percent hike in September 2014. Now he is the fourth lowest, just above the heads of the Santa Cruz, Merced, and Riverside campuses. They all earn $394,655.
The 2015 UC compensation report released last week shows that the women’s soccer coach, Paul Stumpf, makes about half ($75,685) what the men’s coach, Tim Vom Steeg, brings in each year ($150,625). Because UCSB does not have a football team — that sport’s coaches tend to earn the most in salaries and bonuses — basketball head coaches are the highest paid. Men’s basketball coach Bob Williams earns $327,080 annually whereas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson earns $106,060. In water polo, Wolf Wigo, the men’s head coach, earns $78,975 whereas Serela Kay, the women’s, makes $54,795.
Two weeks ago, the UC Regents updated their policy on moonlighting, in light of the controversy surrounding UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, who earned $70,000 a year serving on a board of a textbook publishing company. According to the Sacramento Bee, Yang is the only other chancellor to ever accept a paid post (which, it’s worth noting, he got permission from the UC Office of the President to do).
Yang served on the American Axle & Manufacturing Board of Directors from 2004-2013. He chaired its Technology Committee “to help the nation’s struggling automotive industry regain its competitive edge with innovation technologies,” he said in an email in March. Yang received $1 million in total compensation over a decade, the Sacramento Bee reported. When asked via email, Yang did not dispute that dollar amount. Yang said the position required four one-day meetings, for which he used vacation days. He has not served on any paid boards since April 2013.