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Cynthia Milligan

Ms. Cynthia Milligan

Cynthia Hardin Milligan is Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and President and CEO of Wood Stieper Capital Group.  She serves of the boards of directors of the Kellogg Company, Wells Fargo and Company, Gallup, Calvert Funds, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Ms. Milligan received her BA degree in French from the University of Kansas and her JD degree from the George Washington University, both with honors. She first practiced law with a large Washington, D.C., law firm before becoming a senior partner in a law firm in Lincoln, Nebraska , in 1981.

In her law career she has served as an adjunct professor  at Georgetown University Law College and an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law in the areas of taxation and banking law. Milligan also served as Director of Banking and Finance for the State of Nebraska for four years from 1987 to 1991. 

From 1991 to 1998 she was president and chief executive officer of CMA, a consulting firm for financial institutions. 

Milligan was named the eighth dean of the College of Business Administration of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1998. She served until she retired 2010.

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