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The president of the University of Nebraska appoints the UNL Chancellor’s Research Advisory Board

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announced Monday that he has appointed a 16-member committee of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to help guide the search for the University of Nebraska’s next president. Nebraska-Lincoln.

The research committee will be chaired by Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Other members are:

  • Jason Ball, president of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mike Cassling, president and chief executive officer, CQuence Health Group.
  • Lawrence Chatters, executive associate athletic director for strategic initiatives, Husker Athletics.
  • Jacob Drake, UNL student body president/student regent and political science graduate.
  • Megan Elliott, Johnny Carson Endowed Director in Emerging Media Arts, UNL.
  • Alex Fernando, deputy director of recruiting for UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • Venn Jemkur, executive vice president of the UNL Graduate Student Assembly and appeals design graduate student.
  • Kelli Kopocis, chair-elect of the UNL faculty senate and assistant professor of practice at the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
  • Lisa Lunz, president, farm builders of Nebraska.
  • Mark McHargue, president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau.
  • Debbie Minter, chair of the UNL Faculty Senate and an associate professor in the English Department.
  • Marilyn Moore, board chair, Nebraska Alumni Association.
  • Moises Padilla, director of UNL’s Nebraska College Preparatory Academy.
  • Don Voelte, chairman of the board, University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • Catherine Wilson, an associate professor at the Nebraska College of Law.

Carter thanked all members of the university community who submitted nominations for the committee.

“I am thrilled to bring together this large group of Nebrascans who care about the next chapter of our flagship university,” he said. “They will play a crucial role in our search for the right person to take UNL forward. We thank them in advance for the commitment, input and leadership they will bring to this important process.”

Among other tasks, members of the Research Advisory Board will help gather and provide input to interested parties on the qualities that the next rector should possess and on the main opportunities and challenges facing the University. The committee will also work with AGB Search, the company Carter hired to assist in the search for the registrar, to develop a position profile, identify potential candidates and review applications.

All members of the University and the wider community are invited to attend a series of listening sessions this week to provide input on the Chancellor’s research. Listening sessions begin Tuesday and include both in-person sessions on UNL’s City and Eastern campuses, as well as Zoom sessions.

Click here to submit research feedback.

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