On Wednesday, as Building G at Scott Village was on fire, I waited for confirmation that all students were accounted for and safe. We are all so thankful they were.
There is nothing more important to me personally -- and to UNO -- than the care of and attention to our students.
We have quickly moved to assess the short and long term needs of the displaced students. We will continue to do whatever we can to ease this very difficult situation. President Milliken and our Board of Regents have been very helpful and have offered to assist UNO however they can.
I want to commend the courage of the students who had to evacuate and the leadership and service of the Omaha Fire Department and the Omaha Police Department.
We are also grateful to the American Red Cross for partnering with UNO staff to meet the various needs of students Wednesday and today.