CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announces retirement after serving 14 years

Charles B. Reed, chancellor of the California State University system, has announced his retirement after 14 years.

“Our campuses have continued to flourish even in the face of budgetary challenges and tremendous growth. Throughout my time here, the CSU has grown by more than 100,000 students, and I have been honored to sign more than a million diplomas,” said Reed in a press release. “I take great pride in the CSU’s mission to serve California’s students, and I am proud to have played a role in carrying out that mission during these critical years.”

This announcement comes right in the wake of selection of Les Wong as the successor for SF State President Robert A. Corrigan, who is also retiring.

“Chancellor Reed has led the CSU system through some of the most trying times in its history, providing creative and insightful direction. He will be missed,” said Corrigan.

Reed is expected to remain chancellor until the CSU Board of Trustees name his replacement, according to the press release.

Kale Williams contributed to this report.