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2008.01.15 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Second Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO Jan. 22-23

Omaha - Charles Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Dr. Hurt is one of four finalists.

Several public events have been planned for his two-day campus visit. All faculty, staff, students and members of the public are encouraged to attend and take part in any or all of the these four meetings. The first event, an open forum, has been set for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Rooms. Three other events are being hosted by university groups and have focus topics. The day and times, sponsoring unit, topics and locations are:

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 3:45 p.m. -- “Shared Governance at UNO” hosted by the AAUP Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee in the MBSC Gallery Room;

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 9:45 a.m. “Civic Engagement and Service Learning” hosted by the Service Learning Academy and the Civic Participation AQIP Advisory Team, MBSC Council Room; and

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10:45 a.m. -- “The Importance of Faculty Development, Teaching, Research, and Assessment ” hosted by the offices and committees for assessment, faculty development, graduate studies, and research, MBSC Gallery Room.

In addition to the four public events, Dr. Hurt will meet with a wide range of campus constituents, including faculty, staff and students. The two remaining senior vice chancellor candidates and their official UNO campus visit dates are being finalized, but will take place before the end of January.

The other candidates are:

Dr. Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. She visits UNO on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 24 and 25; and

Dr. Suzanne Ortega, dean of the University of Washington Graduate School and vice provost She visits UNO on Wendesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 13.

Gordon McQuere, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan. was the first candidate. He visited campus Jan. 16 and 17.

Dr. Hurt served as provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2006 and 2007. He also currently serves as a full professor in the universtiy’s computer Science and Information Systems Department in the College of Business and Economics. Prior to starting at Wisconsin, he had been the dean of the College of Arts and Science at West Chester University from 2002 until 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For more information on all of the candidates, visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/vc-search/ .

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