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California State University Mourns Passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed




It is with great sadness that the California State University announces the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died today.  Reed, 75, served as the CSU's sixth chancellor and held the title of Chancellor Emeritus.  He led the university from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.​​​​

 "Our thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with Charlie's family and loved ones," said Chancellor Timothy P. White.  "Charlie will always be remembered as a formative figure in our university's history and as a tenacious, passionate champion of public higher education."

The family has established the Charles B. Reed Scholarship fund for CSU students.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the scholarship fund at calsta​​ or by mailing a check to the CSU Foundation, 401 Golden Shore, 6th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802.  

More on Reed's accomplishments can be found here:

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The California State University is the largest system of senior higher education in the country, with 23 campuses, 49,000 faculty and staff and 474,600 students. Half of the CSU's students transfer from California Community Colleges. Created in 1960, the mission of the CSU is to provide high-quality, affordable education to meet the ever changing needs of California. With its commitment to quality, opportunity, and student success, the CSU is renowned for superb teaching, innovative research and for producing job-ready graduates. Each year, the CSU awards more than 105,000 degrees. One in every 20 Americans holding a college degree is a graduate of the CSU and our alumni are 3 million strong. Connect with and learn more about the CSU at the CSU Media Center.