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University gets new chancellor

May 16, 2008|Larry Gordon

The next chancellor of UC Riverside will be Timothy P. White, a physiologist who has been president of the University of Idaho for the last four years, the UC Board of Regents announced Thursday.

White, 58, emigrated as a child with his family from Argentina to Canada and later to California, where he earned degrees at Cal State Fresno and Hayward and then a doctorate at UC Berkeley. An expert in human bio-dynamics and aging, he taught at UC Berkeley and held administrative posts at Oregon State University.

White, who will be paid $325,000 a year plus benefits, will start his position at the 17,000-student campus by September. He succeeds former UC Riverside Chancellor France A. Cordova, who resigned last year to become president of Purdue University.

In other action, UC regents gave final approval to a controversial 7.4%, or $490, raise in systemwide undergraduate fees and larger amounts for graduate students.

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-- Larry Gordon

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