AP: University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken has been named chancellor of the City University of New York. The CUNY Board of Trustees approved Milliken's appointment unanimously at a special meeting on Wednesday. He will begin no later than June 1st.
CUNY is the third-largest university system in the United States with 24 campuses across New York City and 270,000 degree-credit students.
Milliken, a Fremont native, began his career at the University of Nebraska as an assistant to the president in 1988. He later became a vice president of external affairs before leaving in 1998 for a similar role at the University of North Carolina. He became NU's president in 2004.
In a statement, Milliken says his service at Nebraska "has been one of the greatest privileges of my career."
U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns today issued the following statement on news regarding Milliken's leaving N-U.
“On behalf of all Nebraskans, Stephanie and I thank J.B. for his dedication to higher education in our state. He has done a tremendous job leading the University of Nebraska system over the past ten years, and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”