Meet Your New Chancellor: Joanne Li, Ph.D.
“Her résumé alone is impressive, but more than that, Jo knows how higher education can change a student’s life. She makes her career an opportunity for students. She has spent her time creating, and now she brings UNO-focused leadership to the same student. This is an exciting new chapter for the University of Nebraska Omaha." - Ted Carter, NU President
Message from the Chancellor
"My first task is to continue listening and learning. Then, together, we'll work to turn our ideas into actions that create even more opportunities for students and families, deepen our connections to our community, and grow the economic and social well-being for Omaha and Nebraska for generations to come. Let's hit the ground running together."
A first-generation college student who went on to graduate summa cum laude, Li brings 15 years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, with a demonstrated record of advancing student access and success, diversity and inclusion, academic excellence, and community and donor engagement.