The UNO Office of Academic Affairs has announced that Gina Toman, Ph.D., has been named the new Faculty Human Resources Officer and Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor. She will begin her new duties on Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Toman has served as Assistant Dean for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) and Director of the Division of Continuing Studies since 2010. She fills the role previously held by James McCarty, who left the university in July.
In her role, Toman will be responsible for human resources of all faculty and administrative positions overseen by the Office of Academic Affairs. These include, but are not limited to, support for faculty development, faculty hiring, faculty credentials, faculty workload policy, reappointments, promotions, annual reviews and search committee hiring.
Toman will also serve as the Office of Academic Affairs’ representative with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).
"I am incredibly excited to begin my new role and contribute to UNO through this realm of academic affairs,” Toman said. “The collaboration I’ve experienced with faculty across campus in the past seven years, as well as my work with UNO's Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies degree, has shown me the vital importance of this position and what is required to be successful. I look forward to serving as a resource, support, and advocate for all UNO faculty."
Before coming to UNO, Toman served as Dean of Students at Nebraska Methodist College for seven and a half years. She has degrees in English and Higher Education from Nebraska Wesleyan and Syracuse universities, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.