Fri, Apr 27, 2012 11:00 AM EDT

[Tuition increases](http://www.calstate.edu/pa/News/2011/Release/tuitionfall2011.shtml) at the California State University system may be have become a regular tradition, and the statewide network may have [shut off enrollment](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/03/calif_state_schools_slash_spring_...) for the spring 2013 term due to the state's seemingly unending state budget crisis. But CSU Fullerton is still going ahead with a $300,000 remodel of incoming president Mildred Garcia's university-owned home. The money won't come from state funding, but instead from a campus auxiliary organization. Yet, that perk comes in addition to a contract which gave Garcia a base salary of $324,500, the maximum pay raise allowed for her transfer as outgoing president of CSU Dominguez Hills in Carson, California Watch reported. She'll also be given free housing and an annual $12,000 car allowance. [California Watch](http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/csu-fullerton-spends-300000-remod...) reports: > Also in March, CSU Fullerton began work on fixing up Garcia's future home, the historic C. Stanley Chapman house, also known as El Dorado Ranch. Located just a few miles from the downtown Fullerton campus, the two-story, eight-bedroom, 5,800-square-foot house is nestled on a 3.9-acre parcel with a tennis court. The property was last assessed at $3.4 million in 2011, property records show. > > ...