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Chancellor Shaw named to Council on Competitiveness
Chancellor Shaw named to Council on CompetitivenessJuly 17, 2002Sandi Mulconrysandi@groupmcom.com
Syracuse University Chancellor Kenneth A. “Buzz” Shaw has become a member of the Council on Competitiveness, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan association of corporate chief executives, university presidents and labor leaders. The council undertakes research and special initiatives designed to increase U.S. economic competitiveness and improve the standard of living for all Americans.
“Buzz Shaw’s superior leadership skills make him a valuable addition to the Council on Competitiveness,” says council chairman Raymond Gilmartin. “His presence will be especially important as we implement our national action agenda for U.S. leadership in the global marketplace, technological innovation and education.”
Shaw, who has been Syracuse’s chancellor and president since 1991, is author of “The Successful President: ‘Buzzwords’ on Leadership,” a top seller in the American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education.
He chairs the NCAA’s Basketball Issues Committee and the Commissioner’s Advisory Council on Higher Education for the New York State Education Department; serves on the boards of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Student Loan Marketing Association; serves on the cIcu (Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities) Strategic Planning Committee and the Southern Illinois University 2020 Vision Committee; and is a member of the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh Award jury.
The 211-member Council on Competitiveness, founded in 1986, shapes the national debate on competitiveness by publishing reports, hosting forums and leveraging its national network of members and affiliates.
Among its initiatives is the upcoming National Symposium on Competitiveness and Security, which the council will co-host Oct. 8-9 with Carnegie Mellon University. The symposium will initiate a two- to three-year council project to explore ways in which security needs might drive, rather than drain, productivity and catalyze public-private partnerships that will ensure a joint approach to homeland security.
Serving on the council, along with Shaw, are the presidents of MIT, Cornell, the California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia and some 50 other universities.