Last week the CUNY Board of Trustees voted to appoint James B. Milliken, president of the University of Nebraska system, as the next Chancellor of CUNY. (Read CUNY’s announcement.) When the announcement was imminent and the chancellor’s name had not yet been made public, Barbara Bowen, president of the PSC, released this statement welcoming the new chancellor and pledging to work with him to “address the urgent needs of CUNY faculty, staff and students.”
In her statement, President Bowen called on the new chancellor to respect the faculty's knowledge and experience, and develop an adequate response to the faculty’s denunciation of Pathways. She also said the union looks forward to working with him to press for increased public funding for CUNY and to negotiate a new contract.