Milliken Named Chancellor of CUNY

The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York voted unanimously today to appoint James B. Milliken, President of the University of Nebraska system since 2004 and a nationally prominent leader in public higher education, as the seventh Chancellor of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university.

The appointment follows the unanimous recommendation of a 16 member search committee of trustees, CUNY college presidents, faculty, students and alumni led by Board Chairperson Benno Schmidt, a former president of Yale University and a former dean of Columbia University Law School.

President Milliken will assume the position of chancellor no later than June 1, 2014.