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2008.03.14 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@mail.unomaha.edu

Hynes Named Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Omaha - Chancellor John Christensen announced today that Terry Hynes has been named senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

“UNO is fortunate to have attracted a senior administrator with the level of experience and vision possessed by Dr. Hynes,” Dr. Christensen said. “She received broad campus support, including those who directly report to the senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Hynes’ fresh and innovative approach to our metropolitan mission will infuse our agenda with new energy and I look forward to having her join our leadership team.”

Dr. Hynes currently serves as dean emerita and professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She also is the public outreach director for the university's 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.

Dr. Hynes earned both her master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“I am honored and delighted to have been selected as UNO’s next senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs,” Dr. Hynes said. “I was attracted by UNO’s mission and its clear and strong student-oriented focus, in serving the greater Omaha metropolitan area, the State of Nebraska and the region.

“I also was deeply impressed by the dedication and commitment of UNO’s students, administration, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters toward helping the institution achieve its strategic goals. I look forward to being a part of and contributing to that process,” Dr. Hynes said.

Dr. Hynes joins UNO administration June 15. She succeeds Sheri Noren Everts, who was named interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs last year. Dr. Noren Everts accepted the position of provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Illinois State University.

Dr. Hynes was chosen after a national search, chaired by Dr. Noren Everts, and was one of four finalists for the position. The appointment is subject to approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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