University of Idaho President Tim White has announced that he is leaving to take over as Chancellor of the University of California Riverside. My question is why? There is no way that UC Riverside is better than the University of Idaho. UC Riverside has more students (17,000 to about 12,000), but that is about it. They will be getting a medical school soon, but that is about it. The one negative at Idaho is that you are under much more of a microscope than other schools.
The quality of life and a residential community is so much better at the University of Idaho. There is a lot more to do, the weather is better, the traffic is non-existent in Moscow compared to Riverside.
At least I can breathe in Moscow, Idaho. At Riverside you breathe nothing but 100% pure California smog.
President White did a great job at Idaho and I guess he thought it was time to move on. I hope that the Idaho State Board of Education moves quickly, but deliberately in getting someone who will take the University of Idaho to the next level.