Dr. Zimpher is Chancellor Emeritus of The State University of New York (SUNY).
From 2009 to 2017, she served as the twelfth chancellor of The State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive public higher education system. Before SUNY, she served as president of the University of Cincinnati, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, executive dean of the Professional Colleges, and dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University.
She is currently Interim Executive Director of the National Association System Heads, a leadership organization for presidents and chancellors who lead this nation’s public higher education systems across the fifty states, an organization she chaired for three years while serving at SUNY. Today, NASH is leading a comprehensive transformation agenda called the Power of Systems, leveraging “systemness” to advance prosperity for the country by using collective impact and improvement science to increase credential and degree completion, expand social and economic mobility, and bring down the cost of college.