"Stewarding one of the nation’s largest and most diverse systems of higher education, Chancellor Tim White built new pathways for historic numbers of students to walk across the stage at graduation. His relentless focus on helping students graduate has not only changed lives but is transforming entire communities, showing us all what is possible when we aim high on behalf of the next generation of Californians."
— Governor Gavin Newsom
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On October 22, 2019, Chancellor Timothy P. White announced his plan to retire in 2020. White has led the university as the CSU Chancellor since 2012, achieving unprecedented heights for student success.
The Chancellor's long, varied and remarkable career in higher education has always been marked by a singular focus on student success.
See some of Chancellor White's most memorable moments from his years of service at the CSU.