James Milliken


The University of Texas System

James B. (“J.B.”) Milliken is chancellor of The University of Texas System, where he holds the Lee Hage and Joseph D. Jamail Regents Chair in Higher Education Leadership.The UT System has 14 academic and health institutions, including seven medical schools and five Carnegie R1 research universities. UT institutions enroll 254,000 students and employ 116,000 faculty, health care professionals, researchers, and staff. Total annual research expenditures exceed $3.8 billion.Chancellor Milliken has led efforts to serve a growing and diversifying state through new initiatives advancing student access, affordability, and success. He has supported new degrees, credentials, and research in fields of economic and national security importance, such as cybersecurity, semiconductor development and fabrication, and advanced manufacturing. His launch of Texas Credentials for the Future has resulted in the largest partnerships with Google and Coursera offering micro-credentials to students, staff, and alumni.He is on the board of the American Council on Education, the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness, and the Texas Economic Development Corporation CEO Council. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations.Prior to Texas, Milliken served as chancellor of The City University of New York, president of the University of Nebraska, and senior vice president of the University of North Carolina.