Milton L. Cofield

Board of Governors

Vice-Chancellor of the New York Board of Regents
Teaching Professor of Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Milton L. Cofield is Vice-Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and has served on the board since his appointment by the New York State legislature in 2002. In addition to being Vice-Chancellor, he also serves as co-chair of the Regent's Committee on Higher Education. His ongoing interests are in undergraduate teaching, educational administration, and public policy related to science and technology.

His professional career in education spans more than twenty years as both a teacher and an administrator. Currently Teaching Professor of Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he has also held the position of executive director and administrative head of Undergraduate Business Administration program since 2001. He was formerly James E. McGhee Distinguished Professor of imaging technology management at the Rochester Institute of Technology between 1995 and 2001. He was Assistant to the President of SUNY College at Brockport, New York until 1995. His teaching, research and lecturing interests are wide ranging and include management and technology, international management and global business. He has taught at the collegiate level in departments of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and business administration.

Prior to beginning his career in education he was a senior research scientist in the research laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Company from 1979 to 1990. His experimental research areas of interest are magnetism and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, including NMR, EPR and magnetic susceptibility.

He holds a PhD degree in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign–Urbana, an MBA degree in finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and the BS degree (magna cum laude) in chemistry from Southern University of Louisiana. He was Fulbright Scholar in the Graduate Institute of Technology and Innovation Management at the National Chengchi University of Taipei, Taiwan in 2001.