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Herbert Carter Assumes Chair of California State University
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Herbert Carter Assumes Chair of CSU Board of Trustees

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(Nov. 18, 2009) - Herbert L. Carter has become the chair of the California State University Board of Trustees following the resignation of board chair Jeffrey Bleich who has been named as Ambassador to Australia by the Obama Administration. By law, Bleich, who has served on the board since 2004 and been chair since 2008, cannot hold both positions concurrently. Bleich is a partner in Munger, Tolles & Olson, and most recently served as special counsel to President Obama.  

Carter has been a member of the board since 2004, and has served as vice chair since 2008.  He has been affiliated with the CSU for more than 35 years working in a variety of administrative positions, and served as acting president of CSU Dominguez Hills in 1998. In addition to his educational career work, Carter has served in many community service organizations and is widely recognized for his contributions to the community. Carter has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, and a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Southern California.

The board of trustees will select a vice chair at its meeting in January. 

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