During the same week UC Riverside gained accreditation for its medical school an unexpected change has been announced.
Chancellor Tim White is leaving UCR as the new leader of the California State University system of colleges.
It’s expected he will leave UC Riverside and begin the new job in December.
White is the eighth chancellor to lead UC Riverside. Under his guidance the university gained its accreditation from the medical board to open the UC Riverside School of Medicine, which could begin accepting first-year students as soon as 2013.
UC Riverside was denied accreditation for 2012 because of state budget cuts which resulted in a loss of 10-million dollars in backup funding.
White leaves a university with about 20,000 students locally. He will be in charge of a system of 23 campuses and 427,000 students across California.
White will replace Charles Reed who announced his decision to retire in May, but said he would remain until his successor was chosen.
An interim chancellor will be chosen for UCR while the search begins for a permanent replacement.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
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