Almost before he had taken his last spin, there was a YouTube video up of Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White break dancing in front of hundreds of appreciative students at the Dominguez Hills campus Tuesday.
It follows the video of him doing the Harlem Shake with students at Cal State East Bay in February and considering but deciding against climbing a rock wall at Sacramento State in March.
White was at Dominguez Hills as part of his promise to visit all 23 Cal State campuses during his first year on the job and so far he's been a big hit, approaching students in food courts and classrooms to hear their stories and ask whether they are supported and challenged and he's familiarizing himself with the larger campus community.
But the tour is also about understanding what's working well and not so well in the nation’s largest public four-year university system after weathering more than $1 billion in state funding cuts since 2008. Those reductions included fewer course offerings and enrollment, and spiraling tuition.