One place where the glass ceiling has cracked open

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During the course of her day, Nancy Zimpher is often introduced as the first female chancellor of the state's 64-campus university system.

Similarly, Zimpher was the first female chancellor and president at both the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Cincinnati.

"One day I had a young man shadowing me and I think I was giving a speech at a local Rotary and on the way back to campus he said, 'Don't you get tired of being introduced as the first woman dot dot dot’ I said back to him, 'When it doesn’t have to be said anymore, it won’t be.'"

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