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Meet Our September A-Lister: Timothy White

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“Try to have a focus on the needs of others and not yourself.”


                                               —Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University


Photo by Melissa ValladaresPhoto by Melissa Valladares

As chancellor for California State University’s 23-campus system, the largest four-year institution of higher education in the U.S., Timothy P. White is always on the move. Thanks to Southwest’s convenient intra-Cal schedule, he can travel quickly around the Golden State to advocate for the 479,000-plus students who make up the CSU student body. Timothy uses his flights for informal networking sessions with fellow business leaders, which allows him to discuss how to help more Californians earn a degree, as well as how to create opportunities for graduates to thrive in business, government, and beyond. Thank you, Chancellor, for your loyalty and your commitment to California’s future leaders! —Lidia S. Martinez, Community Affairs & Grassroots


Family Fun “Rapid Rewards points are a great way to get Family together. My son can fly to Sacramento and spend a week with his aunt, uncle, and cousin.”


Make Waves “I like boating and kayaking in the ocean or fresh water. Water demands respect, which is a reason I appreciate it.”


Listen Up “Humility plays a big role in learning how to listen. It’s more than just waiting to speak—it’s about genuinely listening and being respectful of views you might not agree with.”