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Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed Scholar

Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed

Recognition for Outstanding Achievement

In 2012, Dr. Charles B. Reed, Chancellor Emeritus of the California State University, endowed a scholarship fund to recognize an exemplary CSU Trusteesí Award for Outstanding Achievement recipient. The California State University Foundation Board of Governors honored his commitment to students by naming this outstanding individual as the Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed Scholar.

Dr. Reed served as chancellor of the California State University from 1998 to 2012. Dr. Reed spent more than a quarter-century as the leader of the countryís largest higher educational systems. Prior to his appointment at the CSU, he served as chancellor of the State University System of Florida (SUSF) for 13 years, the longest tenure of any SUSF chancellor. Previously, Dr. Reed also served as chief of staff of the Florida Governorís Office and director of the Office of Planning and Budgeting in the Commissionerís Office of the Florida Department of Education.

Dr. Reed has written and spoken widely on education, finance, management, governance, and the politics of education. A recipient of numerous honors, Dr. Reed has received honorary degrees from seven universities.

Among the many boards on which Dr. Reed has served are the Presidentís Roundtable for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the Board of Directors for the National Center for Educational Accountability, the College Education National Board (the College Board), the Advisory Board for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the National Advisory Group for the National Governors Association.

Dr. Reed has earned national and international recognition as an innovator, problem-solver and strategic thinker. He has earned a reputation as one of the countryís premier experts on P-16 collaboration, institutional aid, and outreach to under-served student populations.

Dr. Reed holds a bachelorís degree in health and physical education, a masterís degree in secondary education and an EdD in teacher education, all from The George Washington University.