Kenneth Shaw

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Kenneth Alan "Buzz" Shaw (born January 31, 1939) was the 10th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University.

Born in Granite City, Illinois, Shaw received his bachelors degree from Illinois State University, his masters from University of Illinois and his doctorate from Purdue University. Shaw taught at Rich Township High School in Park Forest, Illinois. He then taught at Illinois State University and did administrative work. Prior to becoming Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, Shaw served as Chancellor of Southern Illinois University and President of the University of Wisconsin System.[1]

He is the author of more than 40 articles dealing with higher education and leadership. His first book, "The Successful President," was published in 1999; his second, "The Intentional Leader," which deals with the generic understandings and skills needed by every leader or would-be leader, was published in 2005. He retired as Chancellor and President of Syracuse University at the end of the 2003-2004 school year and was replaced by Nancy Cantor.[2]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Robert M. O'Neil
President of the University of Wisconsin system
1985-1991
Succeeded by
Katharine Culbert Lyall
Preceded by
Melvin A. Eggers
Chancellor of Syracuse University
1991 - 2004
Succeeded by
Nancy Cantor

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