Timothy P. White

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Timothy P. White
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Chancellor of the
California State University System
In office
2012 – Present
Preceded by Charles B. Reed
Chancellor of the
University of California, Riverside
In office
2008–2012
Preceded by Robert D. Grey
Succeeded by Jane Close Conoley - Interim
President of the University of Idaho
In office
2004–2008
Preceded by Gary G. Michael (interim),
Robert A. Hoover (1996–2003)
Succeeded by Steven Daley-Laursen, (interim),
M. Duane Nellis (2009–2013)
Personal details
Born Timothy Peter White
(1949-07-09) July 9, 1949 (age 64)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s) Dr. Karen White
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Fresno; California State University, East Bay; Diablo Valley College
Profession Kinesiologist,
Academic Administrator
Website Chancellor Timothy P. White

Timothy Peter White (born July 9, 1949) is the seventh chancellor of the California State University, taking office in December 2012. He previously was the eighth chancellor of the Riverside campus of the University of California from 2008 to 2012.[1] He was inaugurated on March 17, 2009.[2]

Academic background[edit]

White's academic background is in physiology, kinesiology and human biodynamics with an emphasis on work in muscle plasticity, injury and aging.[3]

He is a first-generation college student and has attended all the branches of California's public higher education system. He began his college career at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill,[4] then earned his B.A. from Fresno State University and his master's degree from Cal State Hayward. He then earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley.

After earning his Ph.D., White spent two years as a post-doctoral scholar in physiology at the University of Michigan before starting his academic career at Ann Arbor.[5]

Prior administrative positions[edit]

White was named the 16th president of the University of Idaho in August 2004. His leadership on the Moscow campus entailed reinvesting resources in support of five key academic priorities: science and technology, liberal arts and sciences, entrepreneurial innovation, the environment, and sustainable design and lifestyle.[6]

He previously served at Oregon State University in Corvallis as provost and executive vice president, with an interim appointment as president.[7]

He held positions as professor and chair of the Department of Human Biodynamics at UC Berkeley, and as professor and chair of the Department of Movement Science and research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Michigan.

Personal[edit]

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, White immigrated to Canada and then to California with his parents when he was young. He was the first in his family to go to college.[8] In May 2011 he appeared on the CBS show Undercover Boss.

Awards and honors[edit]

Partial list of awards and honors[9]

  • 1999 - 2000 President, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • 1998 American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award
  • 1997 Alumni of the year, Fresno State University
  • 1994 - 1995 President, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1992 Fellow, American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • 1989 Sigma Xi
  • 1983 Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1981 American College of Sports Medicine New Investigator Award
  • 1970 Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Fresno State University

References[edit]

  1. ^ ^ University of California (15 May 2008). "Timothy P. White Named UC Riverside Chancellor". Press release. Retrieved 2010-07-26.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "University of California - UC Newsroom | Timothy P. White named UC Riverside chancellor". Universityofcalifornia.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Diablo Valley College - Press Release - DVC Grad Timothy P. White Becomes UC Riverside Chancellor". Dvc.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  5. ^ "University of California - UC Newsroom | Timothy P. White named UC Riverside chancellor". Universityofcalifornia.edu. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Osu Provost Timothy White Named Interim President". Ous.edu. 2002-11-22. Retrieved 2013-10-15. 
  8. ^ "White remarks". inauguration.ucr.edu. 
  9. ^ "Chancellor: Curriculum Vitae". Chancellor.ucr.edu. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-10-15.