AP:  University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken has been named chancellor of the CityUniversity of New York.  The CUNY Board of Trustees approved Milliken's appointment unanimously at a special meeting on Wednesday.  He will begin no later than June 1st.

CUNY is the third-largest university system in the United States with 24 campuses across New York City and 270,000 degree-credit students.

Milliken, a Fremont native, began his career at the University of Nebraska as an assistant to the president in 1988.  He later became a vice president of external affairs before leaving in 1998 for a similar role at the University of North Carolina.  He became NU's president in 2004.

In a statement, Milliken says his service at Nebraska "has been one of the greatest privileges of my career."

U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns today issued the following statement on news regarding Milliken's leaving N-U.

“On behalf of all Nebraskans, Stephanie and I thank J.B. for his dedication to higher education in our state. He has done a tremendous job leading the University of Nebraska system over the past ten years, and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”