SUNY Chancellor Appointed
Past-Chair of Coalition of Urban Serving Universities
Washington, D.C. – SUNY Chancellor
Nancy L. Zimpher was reappointed this week to the Executive Committee of the
Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU).
Chancellor Zimpher, who has served as chair of USU since 2005, will now serve as past-chair.
USU is a network of more than
45 public urban research universities in cities in every region of the country.
University presidents created the coalition to leverage the intellectual
capital and economic power of urban universities, thereby improving urban life
and America's competitiveness in the global economy.
Chancellor Zimpher said, “By
joining our missions and harnessing collaboration, USU enables higher education
to address some of the country’s most pressing urban needs. It has been an
honor to serve as USU chair, and I am delighted to be able to continue my
association with USU in my new role as past chair.”
Also appointed were Portland
State University President Wim Wiewel as chair, Indiana University–Purdue
University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz as chair-elect, University
of Minnesota Senior Vice President for System Academic Administration Robert J.
Jones as treasurer, and University of Houston System Chancellor and University
of Houston President Renu Khator as secretary.
USU members partner with
cities and metropolitan regions to prompt transformative investment in these
urban areas. The goals are to develop human capital and create a workforce
ready to compete in the new economy of the 21st century; revitalize neighborhoods
and increase economic development; and reduce health disparities and improve
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