University of California President Mark G. Yudof made the following statement today (Oct. 4) regarding the selection of UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White as the next chancellor of the California State University system:
"Chancellor White has provided tremendous service to the University of California and its Riverside campus for the past four years, and he is an excellent choice to lead the California State University system. While he will be missed, it is no small consolation knowing that, with Chancellor White at the helm of the CSU, the University of California will continue to have a well-placed partner and ally in the fight to preserve public higher education in California. In consultation with appropriate UC leaders, I will appoint in the near future an interim chancellor for the Riverside campus and also initiate a search to find a permanent successor. I wish Tim and Karen only the best as they move on."