New CSU boss faces huge challenges


Inside Higher Ed — Timothy P. White will take over as chancellor of the California State Inside Higher EdUniversity system at the end of the year. But he’ll have a better idea of how hard his new job will be next month, when California voters consider a proposed tax hike.

If the measure fails, the system will absorb $250 million in new budget cuts, meaning it will have lost $1.2 billion (or 39 percent) of its annual state funding over five years. Under that scenario White would have to confront a range of unpleasant decisions, according to system officials, including further tuition hikes, more cuts in administrative costs and negotiations with union leaders over health care benefits.

The article was published Oct. 5, 2012.

Read the complete article at “New boss for Cal State.”

See also “CSU Trustees appoint Timothy P. White as system’s 7th chancellor.”