Chancellor James B. Milliken

Chancellor James B. Milliken

Appointed to start on June 1, 2014, James B. Milliken serves as Chancellor of The City University of New York. ยป

CUNY Matters Columns

The Expanding University

September 12, 2006 | CUNY Matters Columns

In August, a New York Times article noted the sharp increase of people in the New York metropolitan area who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. One of the reasons given for this growing concentration of highly educated people in our area is the increase of residents obtaining degrees–as a result of enrollment growth at […]

CUNY’s Decade of Science

May 1, 2006 | CUNY Matters Columns

Over a year ago, we designated the years 2005 to 2015 the “Decade of Science” at CUNY, renewing the University’s commitment to creating a healthy pipeline to science, math, technology, and engineering fields by advancing science at the highest levels, training students to teach in these areas, and encouraging young people to study in these […]

The CUNY Compact

March 10, 2006 | CUNY Matters Columns

In a special legislative issue of CUNY Matters, Chancellor Goldstein proposes a new approach to funding The City University of New York, through a shared partnership, or compact.

On Academic Freedom

November 1, 2005 | CUNY Matters Columns

Earlier this year, the first annual Global Colloquium of University Presidents was convened, bringing together academic leaders from around the world to explore international public-policy concerns. A distinguished group of 15 presidents signed a statement supporting academic freedom and invited other university presidents to endorse the statement. I have asked that my name be included […]

Welcome Back

September 1, 2005 | CUNY Matters Columns

I am delighted to welcome back CUNY faculty, staff, and students to their campuses for the 2005-06 academic year. Our city is filled with back-to-school indicators: neighborhoods no longer emptying on the weekends, subways and buses again filled with students, and museums and historical sites shepherding large groups of young visitors through their spaces. Still, […]

A Capital Future

June 1, 2005 | CUNY Matters Columns

Get out your hard hats – and prepare yourselves for a period of building and restoration that will transform The City University of New York as we know it. At the conclusion of this year’s city budget, the University is hopeful that it will have the largest capital program in its history, almost $2 billion […]

For Whom the Pell Tolls

May 1, 2005 | CUNY Matters Columns

For many students, the ability to seek and complete a college degree depends greatly on the availability of financial aid. CUNY students know this better than most. Last year, more than 194,000 of our students received some form of financial aid. That’s why I am particularly concerned about recent news concerning Pell Grant funding, a […]

Budget Presents ‘Challenges’

April 1, 2005 | CUNY Matters Columns

Early in February, I testified before the New York State Assembly Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees about The City University of New York and the proposed fiscal year 2006 State Executive Budget. Because our partnership with the state is critical to our ability to offer students the quality programs and services they deserve, […]

Our Buildings Are Much More Than Halls and Classrooms

November 1, 2004 | CUNY Matters Columns

Some years ago, when I was taking a tour of the just-finished Newman Library at Baruch College, a group of students stopped me to give their assessment of this new center for learning that had once served a powerhouse for streetcars. I steeled myself. Then one of the students said, “This building is so beautiful. […]

Testing Prepares for Life, Adds Value to Diplomas

September 1, 2004 | CUNY Matters Columns

Since 2001, 17 of our colleges have been administering what we call the CUNY Proficiency Exam, or CPE. All undergraduates are required to pass this comprehensive test before they can start their third year at our senior colleges or graduate from our community colleges. The University has developed this test as a form of quality […]