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Former Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed dies at 75

Former Cal State Chancellor Charles B. Reed dies at 75

Former California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed, who steered the nation’s largest university system through record budget cuts and widened access to underserved students, died Tuesday at 75.

Reed, known for his blunt talk, tough leadership style and legendary work ethic, served as the sixth chancellor of the 23-campus system from 1998 until his retirement in 2012. He remained chancellor emeritus.

“Our thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with Charlie’s family and loved ones,” Cal State Chancellor Timothy P. White said in a statement. “Charlie will always be remembered as a formative figure in our...

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