New Chancellor Shakes Up Cal. State With Ambitious Agenda and Blunt Style

Charles B. Reed pushes to cut remediation, add accountability, and extend the academic year

June 11, 1999 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The remark was classic Charlie Reed, an offhanded comment that appealed to a businessman's sensibilities more than a professor's.

Before an audience of university and industry leaders, Mr. Reed, the new chancellor of the California State University...

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