The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has selected the school's next chancellor and will publicly introduce him today.

Kent Syverud has been the dean of the Washington University Law School in St. Louis since 2006, but he's connected to Central New York. Syverud graduated from high school in the Rochester suburb of Irondequoit. He'll begin his tenure in January, when current chancellor Nancy Cantor will leave Syracuse to become chancellor at Rutgers' campus in Newark. Syverud will be introduced at a ceremony at SU's Hendricks chapel at 1PM today.