UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White was named today the chancellor of the 23-campus California State University system.
White will succeed Charles B. Reed, who announced his retirement plans in May. Reed has been CSU chancellor of the Long Beach-based system for 14 years.
"I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University system at such a transformative time," White said. "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, has been UC Riverside's chancellor since 2008. He was president of the University of Idaho from 2004 to 2008 and previously served as a dean, provost, executive vice president and interim president of Oregon State University.
The Argentina native was a professor and chair of the Department of Human Biodynamics at UC Berkeley and a professor and chair at the Department of Movement Science and a research scientist at the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan.
"Tim White's background and experience reflect the institutional values and mission of the CSU," said Bob Linscheid, chairman of the CSU Board of Trustees. "His demonstrated leadership and commitment to student success are the right combination for the university's future."