University of Cincinnati names new president

CINCINNATI — The president of the City College of New York has been selected as the new president of the University of Cincinnati.

CINCINNATI — The president of the City College of New York has been selected as the new president of the University of Cincinnati. Muncie, Ind., native Gregory Williams is a former dean of Ohio State University’s law school. Trustees on Wednesday selected Williams as Cincinnati’s 27th president. He succeeds Nancy Zimpher, who left June 1 to become chancellor of the State University of New York. The 65-year-old Williams is an attorney and a product of a biracial marriage who considers himself to be African-American. UC officials say they are impressed by enrollment increases and toughened admissions standards under Williams at CCNY, which now has 16,000 students. Cincinnati has more than 37,000 students and 16,000 employees. ______ In photo: Gregory Williams wears a hat proclaiming "Proudly Cincinnati," after being announced as the 27th President of the University of Cincinnati during a board of trustees meeting held in the Great Hall of the Tangeman University Center on the University of Cincinnati campus, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, Cincinnati Enquirer) Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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