James B. Milliken

University of Texas System
Leadership, Policy, and Communications
Educational and Academic Leadership

James B. Milliken is chancellor of The University of Texas System, where he also holds the Lee Hage and Joseph D. Jamail Regents Chair in Higher Education Leadership.

As chancellor, he oversees one of the largest public university systems in the United States, comprised of academic and health institutions, including six medical schools and five Carnegie R1 research universities. UT institutions enroll more than 243,000 students and employ more than 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, researchers, support staff and student workers.

At UT, Milliken has led efforts to meet the needs of a growing and diversifying state and nation, including a commitment to growing training, education, and research programs in fields of economic and national security importance, like cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing.

He is a member of the Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunity, and he serves on the board of the American Council on Education, the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness, and the Texas Economic Development Corporation's CEO Council.

Milliken has more than 30 years of experience. Prior to joining the UT System, Milliken served as chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY), the largest urban university system in the country. Earlier, he was the first Nebraskan and alumnus to serve as president of the University of Nebraska. He also served as senior vice president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina.

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