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Nancy Zimpher

Nancy L. Zimpher (born October 29, 1946) is an American educator, state university leader, and Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). ... More »Nancy L. Zimpher (born October 29, 1946) is an American educator, state university leader, and Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). Prior to her service at SUNY, Zimpher was a dean and professor of education at Ohio State University (where she had earned her bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees); then Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee between 1998 and 2003; and President of the University of Cincinnati from 2003 through May, 2009. Zimpher is the first woman to serve as Chancellor of SUNY, was UWM's first woman chancellor, and was UC's first female president. Zimpher is a native of the village of Gallipolis in southern Ohio. At UWM (where she was the first female Chancellor of that university), Zimpher created the now-defunct "Milwaukee Idea", a deliberately-derivative variation on the historical Wisconsin Idea that "the University's boundaries are the State's boundaries", with a strategic plan that tied UWM, with its faculty knowledge base and... [ Wikipedia ]

SUNY Chancellor Zimpher Says Time Has Run Out For Decision On LICH

State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher warned state lawmakers Thursday that the money drain caused by Brooklyn’s Long Island College Hospital is unbearable and it's "imperative" that officials resolve the situation. “It is imperative that we reach a solution immediately...

Meet Obama's Favorite College Leader: Nancy Zimpher

Meet Obama's Favorite College Leader: Nancy Zimpher State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor Nancy Zimpher speaks at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, after President Barack Obama spoke at an event highlighting efforts to ...

Meet Obama’s favorite college leader

Nancy Zimpher is a valuable ally for the White House as it considers education reforms. | AP Photo The next time President Obama touts a new higher education plan, look around. You’ll likely find Nancy L. Zimpher in the background. Zimpher, the chancellor of the State University ...

SUNY Chancellor outlines 2014 goals

Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, is working to expand the public university system's online enrollment by 100,000 students over the next three years. Nancy Zimpher has drawn up a new game plan to prepare the 465,000 students enrolled in New York's ...

SUNY's Nancy Zimpher gives 2013 State of University address

It’s part of SUNY’s plan to better prepare students for their entire lifetimes, not just the time they spend in school, Nancy Zimpher told a crowd that gathered at The Egg in downtown Albany for her annual State of the University address. By 2015, SUNY will develop at least one incubator ...

SUNY is raising the bar for applicants to their teacher training

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher said the new standards show that the state is making progress on that goal. “The new admission requirements put in place by SUNY will help ensure that all students, and the schools they attend, can be more successful,” Zimpher said...

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Chancellor pushes aid boost for NY community colleges

Nancy Zimpher, chancellor of the State University of New York, is pushing state lawmakers to increase aid for community colleges. Zimpher testified during budget hearings on Thursday. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is pushing lawmakers to increase aid by $250 for every student ...

State University of NY expands online presence

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher announced plans for the expansion a year ago. The goal is to enroll 100,000 new online students over the next five years. “Our reach is already pretty big - 465,000 students is huge,” Zimpher said in a telephone interview. But “It’s important to look at ...

Tom Still Universities share ideas on adapting to changes, trends

Two speakers embodied the efforts of university leaders who are trying to manage those trends and more: Mitch Daniels, the former Indiana governor who is now president of Purdue University, and Nancy Zimpher, the former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chancellor who is now running the ...

Albany efforts seen as forefather to Buffalo medical campus

Nancy Zimpher, president of New York state's university system, spoke on a range of topics during her annual address in Albany on Tuesday, including expanding SUNY's online programs, iencouraging research and innovation and a continuing massive effort to cut administrative costs across ...

SUNY seeks aid for community colleges, hospitals

SUNY seeks aid for community colleges, hospitals ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher is asking lawmakers to increase aid for the state's community colleges and university hospitals. Zimpher tells the panel of lawmakers at a budget hearing ...

SUNY chancellor promises more internships in 2014

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher made the promise during her State of the University address Tuesday in Albany. She says she's looking for 100 percent participation from New York's Fortune 500 companies in the SUNY Works initiative meant to better prepare students of the public university system ...

Downstate President Steps Down

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher noted that a search for an acting president is underway, and until a candidate is selected, Dr. Ian Taylor has been appointed to serve as officer-in-charge. With oversight from Zimpher, he will work alongside UHB CEO Debra Carey and CFOs Alan Dzija ...

BUFFALO, N.Y.: State University of NY expands online presence

This photo provided by SUNY shows Chancellor Nancy Zimpher. New York state’s 64-campus university system is undertaking a major virtual expansion, adding new online degree programs and enhancing academic and technical support for students taking classes via computer. The State University ...

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Zimpher lays out SUNY agenda

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher laid out elements of the master plan in her 2012 State of the University address. They include: The SUNY system is composed of 64 campuses and nearly 468,000 students. To access the full benefits of bizWatch and receive a weekly email with aggregated news on ...

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