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In October the California State University board of trustees appointed Timothy P. White chancellor to the 23 campus CSU system. White, currently University of Riverside's chancellor, will assume his new position in December.

The Sacramento Bee reported today that White sent a letter to CSU's board of trustees requesting a 10 % pay cut. According to the article, "White hopes the move will send a signal that 'public higher education matters to all of us, and that we each must play a part in the rebuilding.'"

In accordance with White's request, his base salary will be $380,000 with a $30,000 supplement. Outgoing chancellor Charles Reed received $421,500 with the additional $30,000 supplement.

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anniej Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m.

perhaps we could put Mr. White in contact with ed brand of the sweetwater union high school district. brand told taxpayers that he would work the month of September for free, and then turned around and resigned. oh, he really was not quitting, but rather holding out for one of the richest contracts around. and yes, three members of our sorry board caved - john mccann, jim cartmill, and arlie ricasa.

hopefully sooner or later our community will have a leader like Mr. White, one who truly cares about the students and is prepared to put his money where his mouth is.

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Visduh Nov. 14, 2012 @ 7:23 p.m.

This is a baby step on the part of one academician to reverse a trend that has been in place for decades. The educators proclaim their commitment to educating the youth, and yet they're steadily less willing to do that unless they are paid princely sums. This guy is, in a small way, showing that he has a calling, and realizes that a tax-payer funded system cannot pay him as if he were the CEO of, oh, General Electric. If his sort of thinking were to percolate throughout the state, the cost of staffing many of the departments and many of the schools would drop significantly.

If Brandara were to adopt this personal phisosophy, the SUHSD would have a true breakthrough. Could it be imagined? Fuhgeddabouddit.

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eastlaker Nov. 17, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.

Will wonders never cease!

What a great example set by Tim White! An administrator actually considering the overal economic climate and all the cuts that have affected the students and instructors, and wanting to make the situation better!

Can we shout this from the rooftops?

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