University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen issued the following statement to the UNK community following the announcement that NU President James Milliken has accepted a position at City University of New York:
“I write today regarding the announcement that NU President Milliken has accepted a new appointment as the seventh chancellor of City University of New York. President Milliken has provided innovative leadership for the University of Nebraska and has been a collaborative and supportive champion of UNK’s unique mission and contribution to the system, state and region. For these reasons, his departure is clearly a loss. At the same time, as a friend and colleague, I am pleased for him. He has earned a reputation as a leader in higher education, and this opportunity will allow him to serve the largest urban university system in the country.
“Change is frequently challenging, accompanied by a degree of ‘unknown’ and, therefore, some feeling of uncertainty. I am optimistic, however, because President Milliken has helped position UNK and NU well looking to the future.”
Douglas A. Kristensen, J.D.
To see the full press announcement on President Milliken’s departure, click here: