Spring 2013


Timothy P. White Named Seventh CSU Chancellor

The former Chancellor of UC Riverside has been named the seventh Chancellor of the California State University system

Timothy White Timothy P. White, the former Chancellor of UC Riverside, has been named the seventh Chancellor of the California State University system.
“I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University system at such a transformative time,” said White. “As Chancellor, I look forward to engaging with faculty, students, staff, campus presidents and CSU trustees, along with the communities we serve, as we advance this vital system of higher education for California’s future.”

White, 63, previously served as UCR Chancellor since 2008 and succeeds Chancellor Charles B. Reed, who announced his retirement following a 14-year tenure with the system.
Prior to serving at UCR, White was president of the University of Idaho from 2004 to 2008.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, White immigrated to 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 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.