Albany – State University of
New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher has been nominated as Chair-Elect of the
Board for CEOs for Cities, a national network of urban leaders dedicated to
building and sustaining the next generation of great American cities.
Chancellor Zimpher will
assume the role of Chair, effective January 1, 2012. She has been a network
partner for CEOs for Cities since 2002 and a member of the Board since 2009.
Lee Fisher, President &
CEO of CEOs for Cities, said, "Nancy is known among urban advocates for
her vision, drive, and sheer ability to get the job done. She has been a
proactive member of the CEOs for Cities board for years, and I am thrilled that
she was elected to Chair-Elect of the Board. With Nancy at the helm of the
Board, CEOs for Cities will only continue to grow to new heights."
“CEOs for Cities is an
outstanding organization that brings communities together to build stronger,
more competitive cities throughout the United States,” said Chancellor Zimpher.
“After having been involved with CEOs for Cities for many years and seeing
first hand the positive effects its work has had across the country, it will be
my great pleasure to serve as Chair of the Board, and I thank Lee Fisher and
the leadership of CEOs for Cities for the opportunity.”
CEOs for Cities is a civic lab of
today's urban leaders catalyzing a movement to advance the next generation of
great American cities. CEOs for Cities works with its network partners to
develop great cities that excel in the areas most critical to urban success:
talent, connections, innovation and distinctiveness.
With hundreds of network partners
in nearly 50 cities across the country, CEOs for Cities empowers civic
leadership with facts; keeps the facts in front of urban influencers and the
media; and works with local leaders to translate research into action.
SUNY leadership and campus
presidents are among CEOs for Cities network partners in Albany, Binghamton,
New York, Rochester, Stony Brook, and Syracuse.
About the State University
of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating more than 467,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe. To
learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu