James Milliken tapped as sole finalist for chancellor of UT System

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City University of New York Chancellor James Milliken testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on higher education on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas System has selected James Milliken, former Chancellor of the City University of New York, to be its next leader, unanimously voting him to be the sole finalist for the Chancellor position on Saturday. 

Milliken most recently served The City University of New York from 2014 to 2018. Prior to his time in New York, Milliken worked as president of the University of Nebraska for 10 years. His previous work at NU includes vice president of external affairs, secretary to the system’s Board of Regents, professor of law and professor of public affairs.

“We are honored to announce Mr. Milliken as our sole finalist for this critical leadership role. His experiences in higher education leadership are deep and broad, and he has very effectively guided university systems that have many of the characteristics and strategic aspirations embedded throughout UT’s academic and health institutions,” Sara Martinez, Regents’ Chairman, said. 

The University of Texas System consists of 14 institutions and serves over 235,000 students. This makes it one of the largest public university systems in the United States.

If approved Milliken will be the 12th Chancellor of the UT system.

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