Nancy Zimpher Announces She Will Step Down as Chancellor of the State University of New York

Nancy ZimpherNancy L. Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York System, announced that she will step down at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. She has been chancellor of the 64-campus system for the past seven years.

In a letter to the university community, Chancellor Zimpher stated that “over the last seven years, we’ve not only weathered the challenges at hand, but come out stronger for our efforts. Now more than ever, SUNY is New York’s number one asset.”

Prior to coming to SUNY, Dr. Zimpher served as president of the University of Cincinnati, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and executive dean of the professional colleges and dean of the College of Education at Ohio State University.

Chancellor Zimpher holds a bachelor’s degree in English education and speech, a master’s degree in English literature, and a Ph.D. in teacher education and higher education administration, all from Ohio State University.

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