Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher is the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), the nation’s largest comprehensive public university system with more than 440,000 students.
Dr. Zimpher holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education and Speech, a master’s degree in English Literature, and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Higher Education Administration, all from The Ohio State University.
Married to Dr. Kenneth R. Howey, a nationally recognized expert and researcher in teacher preparation, particularly in urban settings. Dr. Zimpher has one son, Fletcher, and two step-sons, Mark and Michael.
Chancellor, member of School of Education faculty, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1998-2003). Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges and Dean of the College of Education at the Ohio State University.
President, University of Cincinnati (October 2003 - May 2009).