San Marcos,
09:00 AM

CSU Chancellor White to Discuss Leadership with Business Students

Media Advisory by Margaret Chantung

WHAT: California State University Chancellor Timothy White will share his insights on leadership and his pathway to success with business students in California State University San Marcos’s (CSUSM) unique course, “In the Executive’s Chair.”


Dr. Timothy P. White, Chancellor, The California State University

Dr. Rajnandini Pillai, Professor of Management, CSUSM

CSUSM business students

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: Markstein Hall, Room 125 —California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos. Recommended media parking is Lot H, located off of Palm Canyon Dr.

WHY: In the Executive’s Chair is a class where business, civic and educational leaders talk to students about the decisions they face, their organizations and their career paths. Through a series of unscripted questions and answers, students get a real sense of what it takes to be successful in their chosen career after graduation.

In his role as chancellor of the CSU, White leads the largest four-year system of higher education in the United States. As chancellor, he oversees 23 campuses, nearly 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty and staff. The CSU, which spans the entire state of California, has an annual budget of more than $5 billion. It is one of the most diverse and most affordable university systems in the country.

As a first-generation college student, White earned his bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University, followed by a master’s degree from California State University East Bay and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Previously he served as president of the University of Idaho and the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.

The discussions are open to members of the campus and business communities at no charge, space permitting.