James Milliken ’83 tapped as new chancellor of City University of New York

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.

James Milliken '83

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:

Posted on January 17, 2014