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Valley Public Radio Staff
Thu October 4, 2012
New CSU Chancellor Is Fresno State Alumnus
The California State University Board of Trustees has named Timothy P. White as the new chancellor of the 23 campus system. White is currently the chancellor of UC Riverside.
He succeeds Charles B. Reed, who retired earlier this year after leading the system for the past 14 years. White will be just the seventh chancellor in the system's history.
White graduated from Fresno State in 1970 with a degree in physical education. He went on to receive a master's degree from CSU Hayward and a doctorate from UC Berkeley.
White, who is 63, has been chancellor at UC Riverside since 2008. Prior to that, he was president of the University of Idaho from 2004 to 2008.
Some biographic details about White from the press release issued by the CSU system:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, White immigrated to Northern California, and is a first-generation college student who has matriculated within every college system in California. After beginning at Diablo Valley Community College, he earned a bachelor's from Fresno State, a master's degree from Cal State Hayward (East Bay), and a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. He also spent two years as a post-doctoral scholar in physiology at the University of Michigan before starting his academic career in Ann Arbor. He is internationally recognized for his work in muscle plasticity, injury and aging.
White is expected to start in his new position at the end of December, and will receive an annual salary at the same level as the current chancellor, $421,500 plus a $30,000 supplement from CSU Foundation sources, as well as the standard benefits package for CSU employees.
White and his wife Dr. Karen White have four sons. She has been engaged with UC Riverside as a part-time assistant clinical professor for the Biomedical Sciences program, and as director of Operation Education, a scholarship program that supports veteran students with disabilities.