Roderick Chu

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First name: 
Roderick
Last name: 
Chu
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Former Trustee, The College Board;
Former Interim President, Education Commission of the States;
Chancellor Emeritus, Ohio Board of Regents

Full Bio: 

Roderick G. W. Chu (趙光華) is Chancellor Emeritus of the Ohio Board of Regents, having served as chancellor and a member of Governors George Voinovich’s and Bob Taft’s cabinets from 1998 to 2006. He is a former managing partner of Accenture and was New York State’s Commissioner of Taxation and Finance under Governor Mario M. Cuomo. In his years as chancellor and tax commissioner, he was the highest-ranking Chinese-American in education and government in the U.S.

Since leaving the Board of Regents, he has served as Interim President of the Education Commission of the States and on the boards of the College Board, the Cornell University Council, State Farm Bank, Peace Lutheran Church, and the Board of Scholars and Councilors of the University of Southern California’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. He was a president of SHEEO (the national association of state higher education system heads), a trustee of the SUNY system, and a member of: the U.S. Dept. of Education’s National Postsecondary Education Cooperative’s Executive Committee; Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission, Workforce Policy Board, and Educator Standards Board; and the Midwest Higher Education Commission.

A native of New York City, Rod holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from the University of Michigan, a Master of Business Administration with distinction from Cornell University, and several honorary degrees.

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