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Nancy Zimpher Introduced as New SUNY Chancellor

University of Wisconsin
New SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

By Mark Scott


Albany, NY – University of Cincinnati President Nancy Zimpher will become the State University of New York's first woman chancellor on June 1st.

Despite New York's fiscal crisis, Zimpher says she wants to continue investing in SUNY, transforming it into a top level research institution. She joined Governor David Paterson for a brief ceremony late Tuesday afternoon where her appointment was officially announced.

Click the audio player above to hear Zimpher's introductory remarks now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.

In a written statement, University at Buffalo President John Simpson said Zimpher has the "experience and acumen" to lead the SUNY system. Simpson was part of the search committee for a new chancellor. But he was traveling in India and was unable to be in Albany for yesterday's announcement.