The California State University system, the nation's largest network of senior colleges and graduate schools, named a new chief executive on Thursday, Timothy P. White, leader of the University of California, Riverside. In December, Mr. White, 63, will become chancellor of a system with 23 campuses and 426,000 students that has been strained by falling state support. The California State system is less selective and research-oriented than the prestigious University of California system, but teaches far more students. Mr. White, whose title at Riverside is also chancellor, has been president of the University of Idaho and interim president of Oregon State University.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.