The California State University’s new chancellor, Timothy P. White, won’t be in disguise like he was on “Undercover Boss” when he visits CSU Dominguez Hills on Tuesday, April 23 as part of a CSU campus tour.
White became the seventh chancellor of the largest four-year public university system in the country in December 2012 and soon announced his intention to tour all 23 of CSU’s campuses to familiarize himself with the uniqueness of each campus and gain a deeper sense of the entire system, its strengths and its needs. So far he has visited campuses in the Bay area and central California. Tuesday will be his first tour of a campus in the Los Angeles-Orange County region.
During his visits he will meet with a number of campus groups and committees, including the ASI Board of Directors, Academic Senate Executive Committee, faculty and staff union representatives, the President’s Cabinet, and local business executives and community members. He also will have an opportunity to visit the Student Research Day Symposium and hear a student research presentation, visit a class session, and tour the campus.
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a Mini Town Hall and Chat with the Chancellor, scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Loker Student Union, Ballroom C, providing an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to share their thoughts and perspectives on CSU Dominguez Hills.
White is the former chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, and past president of the University of Idaho. He has served as dean, provost and executive vice president at Oregon State University, and previously held positions as professor and chair of the Department of Human Biodynamics at UC Berkeley, and professor and chair of the Department of Movement Science and research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan. One of his first public acts after accepting the job as CSU Chancellor was to decline a 10 percent raise in the chancellor’s compensation.
He is a product of California Master Plan for higher education, having received his associate’s degree from Diablo Valley Community College, his bachelor’s degree at Fresno State, his master’s at CSU East Bay, and his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. Born in Argentina, White immigrated with his family to Canada and then the United States when he was young. He is the first in his family to graduate from college. He is married with four sons.