2012 Leadership Retreat Keynote Speaker

Doris R. HelmsNancy Cantor
Chancellor and President
Syracuse University

As the eleventh Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, Nancy Cantor is helping forge a new understanding of the role of universities in society as SU pursues its vision, Scholarship in Action. This entails a view of the university not as a traditional "ivory tower," but as a public good, an anchor institution that collaborates with partners from all sectors of the economy to more effectively serve the needs of society.

Under Chancellor Cantor's leadership, Syracuse University is building on its historical strengths, pursuing cross-sector collaborations in the city of Syracuse that simultaneously enrich scholarship and education, and change the face of this older industrial city. Meanwhile, these local engagements in key areas-such as environmental sustainability; art, technology, and design; neighborhood and cultural entrepreneurship; and urban school reform-resonate nationally and globally and demonstrate the inter-connectedness of the pressing issues of our world.



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