Chancellor James B. Milliken James B. Milliken is Chancellor of The City University of New York, the nation’s leading urban public university. Milliken was appointed Chancellor and Distinguished Professor of Law at the CUNY Law School by the CUNY Board of Trustees, effective June 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment at CUNY, Chancellor Milliken served as president of the University of Nebraska for a decade, where he also held appointments as professor at both the University of Nebraska’s College of Law and the School of Public Administration. He previously served as senior vice president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina. He is member of the board of directors of American Council on Education (ACE) board, the Executive Committee of the Council on Competiveness, the Business-Higher Education Forum and is a past board member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He has been a national leader in innovation and economic competitiveness, global engagement and on-line learning.