Scope and Content
Title: Chancellor's Office Collection, Reed, Charles B. Papers
Collection Number: "Consult repository."
California State University Office of the Chancellor,
Reed, Charles B., 1941-
[20.84 linear ft.]
California State University Historical Archives
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room 5039
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
Chancellor's Office Collection, Charles Reed Papers consists of a variety of personal and
administrative records relating to the California State University System and his role as
chancellor (1997-2012). The Chancellor is the administrative head of the system reporting
to the Board of Trustees. Collection includes Charles Reed Speeches, meeting notepads,
telephone logs, correspondents with Senator and Governor Bob Graham, CSU and State University
System of Florida administrative correspondents, photographs, articles regarding Charles Reed,
and personal awards and certificates. Subjects include the CSU System and campuses,
academic governance, CSU campus controversies, and the State University System of Florida
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Title of item], CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE COLLECTION, CHARLES REED PAPERS, Courtesy of the Department
of Archives and Special Collections. University Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Chancellor's Office, California State University and collected by archives
Processed by Madeline Morehouse in 2014
The California State University System, formally established in 1960 by the Donahoe Higher Education Act. It is the nation's
largest university system, with 23 campuses and seven off-campus centers, more than 400,000 students and 42,000 faculty and
staff. The CSU is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California (the others are the University of
California and the California Community College System). Since 1961 more than 2 million alumni have received a bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral (Ph.D. and Ed.D) degrees from the university system. It offers more than 1,800 degree programs in some
Today's California State University system is the direct descendant of the California State Normal School (now, San Jose State
University) established by the California Legislature on May 2, 1862. By 1895 there were four State Normal schools. In 1921,
the schools were re-named the State Teacher's Schools. In 1935 the colleges were re-named the California State Colleges and
were run by the State Department of Education. With the master plan created along with the Donohue Act, the California State
Colleges were placed under control of the CSC Board of Trustees. In 1972 the system was renamed the California State Colleges
and Universities. The term "Colleges" was dropped in 1982.
Responsibility for the California State University is vested in the Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the
Governor of the State of California. The Trustees appoint the Chancellor, who is the chief executive officer of the system,
and the Presidents, who are the chief executive officers of their respective campuses. The Academic Senate of the California
State University, made up of elected representatives of the faculty from each campus, recommends academic policy to the Board
of Trustees through the Chancellor. Chancellors of the system include Buell Gallagher (1961-1962); Glenn S. Dumke (1962-1982);
W. Ann Reynolds (1982-1990); Ellis E. McCune [Acting] (1990-1991); Barry Munitz (1991-1998); Charles B. Reed (1998-2012).
Charles B. Reed (Born September 29, 1941) attended George Washington University from 1963-1970, attaining a B.S. in Health
and Physical Education (1963), M.S. in Secondary Education (1964), and a Ed.D., major in Teacher Education(1970). He went
on to work for the Florida Department of Education (1971-1979). He served various roles with the Florida Department of Education,
those roles were: Director of Education Planning, Budgeting and Evaluation, and Associate or Planning and Coordination. After
his time working for the Florida Department of Education, Dr. Reed began work with Governor’s Executive Office, Florida (1979-1985),
where he served as the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Legislative Affairs, and Education Policy Coordinator.
In 1985 Reed began his role as Chancellor of the State University System of Florida (1985-1998). He was appointed CSU Chancellor
in 1998 (until 2012), and during his time oversaw the country’s largest system of public higher education and provided leadership
to over 23 campuses. Dr. Reed has written and spoken widely on education, finance, management, governance, and the politics
of education; served internationally and nationally as a consultant, conference leader, and keynote speaker.
He has been awarded the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in 2012, and the Harold W. McGraw Prize in Education
2008, both for his notable work in making higher education more accessible and affordable.
Scope and Content
Chancellor's Office Collection, Charles Reed Papers consists of the personal and
professional records of Charles B. Reed from his undergraduate career at George
Washington University up until his role as Chancellor of the CSU System. Collection
documents Reed’s academic and professional career. Collection includes Charles Reed
Speeches, meeting notepads through his time as Chancellor of the State University System
of Florida (1985-1998) and Chancellor of CSU (1998-2012), telephone logs, correspondents
with Senator and Governor Bob Graham, CSU and State University System of Florida
administrative correspondents with many administrators, faculty and legislators,
photographs, articles regarding Charles Reed, and personal awards and certificates.
Subjects include Charles B. Reed’s doctorate dissertation from George Washington University,
materials related to his involvement in the Florida Department of Education (1971-1979),
State University System of Florida Master Plan, materials related to his involvement with
Florida’s Governor’s Executive Office (1979-1985), Chancellor's reports to the Board of
Trustees, campus Presidents' reports to the Chancellor, Higher Education Act Reauthorization
for CSU, performance evaluations, Early Assessment Program, Super Sunday outreach program,
Common Management System (CMS), and the establishment of doctor of education (Ed.D.)
degree in educational leadership at 13 campuses.
Arranged in three series:
- Series I. Charles Reed Speeches (1997-2010)
- Series II. Charles Reed Meeting Notepads (ca. mid 1980’s to late 2000’s)
- Series III. Other Materials (ca 1960’s-2012, no date)
University Systems, inc.
Reed, Charles B., 1941-
Graham, Bob, 1936-
California State University
California State University. Office of the Chancellor
State University System of Florida
Governor’s Executive Office, Florida
Florida Department of Education
George Washington University
Materials in this collection reflect a continuation of materials of the CSU Chancellor's Office Collection. The numbering
of materials is also a continuation of that collection.