SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The California State University system has selected a new chancellor to lead the nation's largest collection of four-year colleges.
University officials said Thursday that Timothy P. White, currently the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, will take charge of the 23-campus system.
The 63-year-old White will replace Charles Reed, who is retiring after 14 years.
White is expected to start the job at the end of December and will receive an annual salary of $421,500, the same as Reed.
"I am humbled to have been chosen to lead the California State University system at such a transformative time," said White said in a statement.
CSU Board Chair Bob Linscheid said White had the experience and background needed to lead the Cal State system.
"His demonstrated leadership and commitment to student success are the right combination for the university's future," Linscheid said in a statement.
White served as the eighth chancellor of 21,000-student UC Riverside since 2008. He was previously president of the University of Idaho.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, White is married with four sons.