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March 24, 1994 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California State University trustees on Wednesday picked Robert C. Maxson, the embattled president of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, to be the new president of Cal State Long Beach. Maxson, 57, nudged out interim Long Beach president Karl Anatol for the top spot, which he will assume July 1. Both met with Cal State trustees for final interviews Wednesday before Maxson was named to take over the 27,000-student school.
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November 21, 2005 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Robert C. Maxson was an embattled president when he stepped down from the helm of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, in 1994. He was still drawing criticism over his long-running feud with the hugely controversial but extremely successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, whom he ousted two years earlier. Today, the story is vastly different.
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SPORTS
May 27, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A state legislative panel in Las Vegas agreed to investigate the political battle between backers of UNLV President Robert Maxson and former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. The 12-member Legislative Commission heard nearly four hours of testimony before voting to conduct an independent investigation into the controversy surrounding the departure of Tarkanian, now coach of the San Antonio Spurs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2005 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
F. King Alexander, the 42-year-old leader of Murray State University in Kentucky, was chosen Thursday to become the sixth president of Cal State Long Beach. Alexander, who has headed Murray State since succeeding his father, Kern Alexander, in the job four years ago, will replace Robert C. Maxson, 69. Maxson announced in February that he planned to step down this year after 11 years at the helm of the university.
SPORTS
March 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
University of Nevada regents have scheduled a closed-door session next Thursday to question Nevada Las Vegas President Robert Maxson about Coach Jerry Tarkanian's resignation. Some regents have called for an official inquiry into the UNLV athletic program. But regent June Whitley says Maxson privately has said he would quit if they ordered an independent probe into Tarkanian's resignation.
SPORTS
December 9, 1992
Brad Rothermel, former UNLV athletic director, says university President Robert Maxson asked him in the fall of 1984 if there was any evidence that could lead to the dismissal of then-basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian. Rothermel, testifying before a legislative committee investigating Tarkanian's resignation last year, said Maxson called him to his office shortly after taking over the presidency of the Las Vegas school in 1984.
SPORTS
February 28, 1996 | JASON REID
Dave O'Brien, Long Beach State athletic director, will be introduced today as Temple's new athletic director at a morning news conference. O'Brien, who has been in Philadelphia since Sunday night interviewing with Temple officials, told Long Beach President Robert Maxson on Tuesday that he had accepted Temple'soffer. Maxson promoted O'Brien from interim to permanent athletic director in 1991.
SPORTS
April 8, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Maxson, president of Nevada Las Vegas, weathered a 6 1/2-hour session with the Board of Regents to discuss his leadership of the school and its beleaguered basketball program. "I'm president of UNLV," he said when the meeting ended. "I can't make any public comment. I'm certainly satisfied with the hearing."
SPORTS
October 20, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Maxson, president of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, defended his administration Monday while decrying a "campaign of dirty tricks" he claimed supporters of former basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian waged against the school. Maxson, appearing in front of a legislative subcommittee in Las Vegas investigating events surrounding Tarkanian's resignation, criticized those who have questioned his credibility and blamed them for trying to sabotage the university.
SPORTS
February 28, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave O'Brien, Long Beach State athletic director, will be introduced today as Temple's athletic director at a morning news conference, sources in Long Beach and Philadelphia said Tuesday. O'Brien, who has been in Philadelphia since Sunday night interviewing with Temple officials, told Long Beach President Robert Maxson on Tuesday that he had accepted Temple's offer. Maxson promoted O'Brien from interim to permanent athletic director in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Welcome to the Robert Maxson Show. Not the weekly one the president of Cal State Long Beach presents on local cable television. That's way too restrained. This is real time, beginning when the 61-year-old Maxson's internal motor starts running--the moment he awakes. Like a revved-up talk show host, the Arkansas-born president high-fives his way across campus, grinning, waving, pouring on the Southern charm.
SPORTS
February 28, 1996 | JASON REID
Dave O'Brien, Long Beach State athletic director, will be introduced today as Temple's new athletic director at a morning news conference. O'Brien, who has been in Philadelphia since Sunday night interviewing with Temple officials, told Long Beach President Robert Maxson on Tuesday that he had accepted Temple'soffer. Maxson promoted O'Brien from interim to permanent athletic director in 1991.
SPORTS
February 28, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dave O'Brien, Long Beach State athletic director, will be introduced today as Temple's athletic director at a morning news conference, sources in Long Beach and Philadelphia said Tuesday. O'Brien, who has been in Philadelphia since Sunday night interviewing with Temple officials, told Long Beach President Robert Maxson on Tuesday that he had accepted Temple's offer. Maxson promoted O'Brien from interim to permanent athletic director in 1991.
SPORTS
February 26, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conceding Athletic Director Dave O'Brien likely will leave Long Beach State, President Robert Maxson is formulating plans to replace him, he said Sunday night. O'Brien is expected to be offered the athletic director's job at the College of William & Mary. He also is the top candidate for the vacant post at Temple. If O'Brien accepts either position, Maxson will conduct meetings quickly with the 49ers' head coaches to determine their top choice for an interim athletic director.
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September 22, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's a few days into the fall semester on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, and clearly there are a lot of kinks that need to be worked out. A few surly, last-minute enrollees stand in line at the Administration Building, waiting to pay fees that are up 10% this year. Motorists glumly circle the campus, looking for somewhere--anywhere--to park. Here and there, students loll under towering eucalyptus trees, griping about overcrowded classrooms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1994 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
California State University trustees on Wednesday picked Robert C. Maxson, the embattled president of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, to be the new president of Cal State Long Beach. Maxson, 57, nudged out interim Long Beach president Karl Anatol for the top spot, which he will assume July 1. Both met with Cal State trustees for final interviews Wednesday before Maxson was named to take over the 27,000-student school.
SPORTS
February 26, 1996 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Conceding Athletic Director Dave O'Brien likely will leave Long Beach State, President Robert Maxson is formulating plans to replace him, he said Sunday night. O'Brien is expected to be offered the athletic director's job at the College of William & Mary. He also is the top candidate for the vacant post at Temple. If O'Brien accepts either position, Maxson will conduct meetings quickly with the 49ers' head coaches to determine their top choice for an interim athletic director.
SPORTS
March 6, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who says they don't make sagas like they used to? Have you seen the one percolating in the desert lately? Bright lights . . . greed . . . jealousy . . . parade permits--they're all here. Consider: The basketball coach looks as if the Thomas & Mack Arena is strapped to his shoulders. The school president, fresh from his job interview at Long Beach State, suddenly is very excited about the wonders of the Cal State university system. The towel-sucking ex-coach has his own call-in radio show.
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April 8, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Maxson, president of Nevada Las Vegas, weathered a 6 1/2-hour session with the Board of Regents to discuss his leadership of the school and its beleaguered basketball program. "I'm president of UNLV," he said when the meeting ended. "I can't make any public comment. I'm certainly satisfied with the hearing."
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