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Timothy White chosen as Cal State chancellor

October 4, 2012 | 10:56 am


Timothy White, the chancellor of UC Riverside since 2008, has been named the new head of the 23-campus California State University system.

White takes over for outgoing Chancellor Charles Reed, who announced his resignation earlier this year.

He will assume the leadership of a university system wrestling with deep budget cuts over the last several years. The system will have to absorb another $500-million reduction if voters reject Proposition 30 tax initiative next month.

In an open letter to the UC Riverside community, White said he was looking forward to the challenge.

“I feel this is a tremendous opportunity for me to try to do more for higher education in this state, at a time that is both precarious and potentially transformative,” he wrote. “It is an opportunity to affect the futures of some 430,000 CSU students, and those yet to come.”

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer was among those who had expressed interest in the job.


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Photo: Timothy White assumes leadership of a university system wrestling with deep budget cuts, but says he is looking forward to the challenge. Credit: Rick Sforza / San Bernardino Sun