Former U.S. Social Security Commissioner to Speak At Yale School of Nursing

Shirley Chater, former U.S. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, will discuss social security reform and the challenges to the social security system on Wednesday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m., at Yale School of Nursing, 100 Church Street South.

Her talk is titled “What’s Secure About Social Security: A Personal View.”

>From 1993 to 1997, Chater served as U.S. Commissioner of the Social Security Administration where she launched a customers–first strategy and successfully implemented redesign efforts to increase efficiency.

Among her other positions, Chater served as an associate with the American Council on Education, Division of Academic Affairs and Institutional Relations (1983–1984) and as senior associate of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (1984–1986). From 1986–1993, she was president of Texas Women’s University in Denton and initiated major restructuring which resulted in increased enrollment and fiscal stability. Chater was vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of California–San Francisco and in the School of Education at the University of California–Berkeley.

Chater is currently adjunct professor at the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California–San Francisco School of Nursing. She also serves as chair of the national advisory committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow Program and is an independent lecturer and consultant. Chater lectures on public policy and economic and social issues concerning the aging population in the United States.

For more information, please call Ilya Sverdlov at 203–737–1376 or by email

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