Michael Crow has a vision: He sees himself as King of the World

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Citizen student price hikes: “The cost of dong business”

Although Arizona, under free-spending Gov. Janet Napolitano, faces unparalleled budgetary woes, Arizona State University chieftain Michael Crow has revealed his plans for the university’s most expensive campus building.

A $185 million, seven-story science and technology building, is scheduled to open in fall 2010, joining a new engineering and three bioscience buildings recently constructed.


The massive project will be financed through bonds which are to be repaid with other university revenue. Would those “other university revenues” be the ever increasing tuition rates and the escalating fees for room and board implemented this week?

With hikes of up to 9% to live on campus, this fall the cheapest room and board plan at ASU, will be $6,195. Crow says the increases are just the cost of doing business. “We try and keep our room-and-board costs as low as possible,” he said.

Yet Crow’s “special-class international students” are the recipients of financial largess from his caché of private benefactors, enabling illegal alien students to obtain in-state tuition, adverse to the restrictions imposed by voter approved Proposition 300. In effect, the illegals are getting a better deal than citizen students who are legal Arizona residents.

The Arizona Board of Regents, which is loathe to say “No!” to overpaid King Crow, gave the university permission this week to proceed with the construction plans.

8 Responses to Michael Crow has a vision: He sees himself as King of the World

  1. Jeanne says:

    Crow’s arrogance is only surpassed by his ability to create costly, lasting edifices to himself. I am so angered by his not lack of concern for Arizona’s citizen students while he makes sure to coddle the illegal ones.

  2. Had enough says:

    Perhaps Michael Crow could hit up his private donors who are financially supporting illegals so that our legal American students don’t have to offset these outrageous costs?

  3. Hometown Guy says:

    Check out the members of the mostly left-leaning AZ Board of Regents who can’t bring themselves to give Michael Crow a turndown and who have continuously provided him a hugely inflated salary, bonuses, incentives and benefits packages:

    http://www.abor.asu.edu/1_the_regents/members/index.html

    Just to whet your appetites this is a bit of information on a few of the Regents:
    -Democrat and unabashed liberal Former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini
    -Ernest Calderon, another liberal Democrat party sycophant
    -David Martinez, worked for far-leftist AZ Democrat Congressman Raul Grijalva and was Secretary of the AZ Democrat Party and President of Young Democrats
    -Fred DuVal, former chief of staff to Democrat AZ Governor Bruce Babbitt and worked seven years in the Clinton Administration in Washington D.C

    Get the picture?

  4. Kent says:

    Why do I have to pay top dollar to educate my children who are Arizona born ASU students when the illegals are getting by with donations to offset their “in-state” tuition costs?

    And why does Crow think he can get away with anything he desires? Because the Regents and the Phoenix mayor let him!

    Doesn’t the word ‘Regent’ refer to a royal ruler? Apparently, that’s what they each think they are.

  5. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the background on the Regal Regents, HG. Quite a list of Napolitano appointees. No wonder Crow can keep crowing and AZ’s students–the legal ones–have the screws put to them. When you connect the dots, it all makes sense.

  6. Maggie says:

    Thanks for the background on the Regal Regents, HG. Quite a list of Napolitano appointees. No wonder Crow can keep crowing and AZ’s students–the legal ones–have the screws put to them. When you connect the dots, it all makes sense.

  7. Ray says:

    I fully expect King Crow to run for public office after he amasses his wealth on the backs of Arizona taxpayers and citizen students at Arizona’s three universities.

    Don’t be surprised if he attempts to succeed his loyal ally, Gov. Janet Napolitano.

  8. Real Analysis says:

    According to a report being released by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPAHR):

    Median one-year salary increases for senior executives and chief functional officers from 2006-7 to 2007-8 were 4.5% for public institutions and 4.4% for private institutions – a BIG difference from Michael Crow’s WHOPPING 25% one-year raise and well under Michael Crow’s additional bonus.

    For CEOs of single institutions, average salary was $220,000; $365,190 for CEOs of doctoral degree granting institutions, $226,000 for CEOs of masters’ granting institutions, $220,000 for CEOs of institutions that grant bachelors’ degrees, and $156,870 for junior college CEOs. $365,190, the figure for doctoral degree granting institutions, is just a little over half of Michael Crow’s current annual $720,000 – and THAT doesn’t even include the bonuses.

    An executive summary of the comparable pay figures is viewable at:

    http://www.cupahr.org/