On Wednesday, the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) unanimously named James Milliken ’83 the new chancellor of the CUNY school system.
Since 2004, Milliken has served as the president of the University of Nebraska. Prior to that, he was the senior vice present for university affairs at the University of North Carolina (UNC).
“As a native Nebraskan, serving as president of the University of Nebraska has been one of the greatest privileges of my career,” Milliken said in a statement. But, he added, “While it is difficult to leave, I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve as the chancellor of CUNY, a university that plays such a vital role for the nation’s largest city and the entire country.”
After graduating from NYU Law, where he was a Root-Tilden scholar, Milliken worked for the Legal Aid Society’s Civil Division in New York City and later as an attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
He will start at CUNY no later than June 1. Find the CUNY press release here.
Several news media outlets have highlighted Milliken’s new appointment:
- “CUNY Picks James Milliken as New Chancellor,” New York Times, 1/15/14
- “CUNY’s new chancellor has NYU roots,” New York Post, 1/15/14
- “NU President Milliken chosen as CUNY chancellor,” Wall Street Journal, 1/15/14
- “Editorial: Clear-cut and tough tasks for new CUNY chancellor,” amNY, 1/16/14
- “Big town, huge job,” opinion at New York Daily News, 1/17/14
Posted on January 17, 2014