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2008.01.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Third Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO Jan. 24-25

Omaha - Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, 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 Thursday, Jan. 24. Dr. Hynes is one of four finalists.

Several public events have been planned for her 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 Thursday, Jan. 24, 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:

Thursday, Jan. 24, 3:45 p.m. -- “Shared Governance at UNO” hosted by the AAUP Executive Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee in the MBSC Nebraska Room;

Friday, Jan. 25, 9:45 a.m. “Civic Engagement and Service Learning” hosted by the Service Learning Academy and the Civic Participation AQIP Advisory Team, MBSC Gallery Room; and

Friday, Jan. 25, 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 Nebraska Room.

In addition to the four public events, Dr. Hynes will meet with a wide range of campus constituents, including faculty, staff and students. A final candidate, Suzanne Ortega, dean of the University of Washington Graduate School and vice provost, will visit UNO on Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 30 and 31.

The first vice chancellor candidate finalists -- Gordon McQuere, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan. -- visited UNO earlier this month. The second candidate -- Charles D. Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls -- has his visit to campus set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 and 23.

Dr. Hynes currently serves as dean emerita and as a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She also is the public outreach director for the university’ Documentary Institute. She came to Florida as dean in 1994 and served in that role until 2006. In 2006 and 2007 she also was Florida’s assistant vice president for University Relations. Prior to her time at the University of Florida, she worked at the California State University-Fullerton.

She is a graduate of Regis College. She earned both her master’s degree and 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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