- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday is expected to vote on the appointment of an interim president to replace J.B. Milliken, who is leaving for a job in New York.

The candidate is James Linder, of Omaha, who will not be a candidate for the permanent position. Linder serves part time as senior associate to the president of the University of Nebraska for innovation and economic competitiveness and as president of the University Technology Development Corp.

Linder holds a faculty appointment as professor of pathology and microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also is chief medical officer of Roche Diagnostics Hematology of Boston.

Milliken has resigned effective May 2 to become president of City University of New York.

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