LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The California State University system has selected a new chancellor to lead the nation's largest collection of four-year schools.
University officials said Thursday that Timothy P. White, currently the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, will take charge of the 23-campus system.
The 63-year-old White will replace Charles Reed, who is retiring after 14 years.
CBS2 obtained the CSU credit card statement from last year showing $766,890.32 in questionable charges including tens of thousands of dollars in catered meals, plus expensive dinners and car service rides — mostly paid for by taxpayer money.
"At a time when you are making drastic cuts and raising tuition fees on students, spending taxpayer money to subsidize your lifestyle and those of already well-paid CSU presidents is shameful," Calif. Sen. Ted W. Lieu wrote in a letter to Reed in May after CBS2's story aired.
White is expected to start the job at the end of December and will receive an annual salary of $421,500, the same as Reed.
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