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February 12, 2013 – Timothy P. White, Ph.D., the newly appointed chancellor of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, was welcomed at a reception held in his honor by the Long Beach branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and its president, Naomi Rainey, on February 5 at the Westin Hotel. Prior to his appointment, White served as chancellor of University of California, Riverside, since 2008. Other past positions include: president of the University of Idaho from 2004 to 2008; dean, provost, executive vice president and interim president of Oregon State University; professor and chair of the department of human biodynamics at University of California, Berkeley; and professor and chair of the department of movement science and a research scientist in the institute of gerontology at the University of Michigan. White, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, immigrated to Northern California and is a first-generation college student matriculated within every college system in California. 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. For more information on White and on CSU, visit http://www.calstate.edu. White is pictured above with California State University, Long Beach President F. King Alexander. (Photograph by the Business Journal’s Thomas McConville)

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