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UT System pick for chancellor is new to Texas, but not to the challenges he'll face here

James Milliken has dealt with declining state support, political skirmishes and the challenges of educating low-income students in his prior jobs in higher education.

James B. Milliken, newly-named sole finalist for chancellor of the University of Texas System, at City College of New York's commencement ceremony with then-First Lady Michelle Obama and Salutatorian Orubba Almansouri, on June 3, 2016. Milliken was chancellor of CUNY at the time.

“There were no surprises.”

Championing low-income students

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