Kathy Tenopir, legislative program analyst for the state's Legislative Fiscal Office, recently toured the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
During her time on campus, Tenopir was shown several of the projects that are taking place around campus and updated on their timelines. Two of the projects Tenopir toured were the Strauss Performing Arts Center addition, set for completion this winter, and the Arts & Sciences Hall which just began the first of its renovations this summer.
“The legislature appropriations committee funds these projects, so it is important to have somebody come and be able to say ‘Yeah, I’ve been there and was able to see it. The project is progressing.’” says Tenopir.
Deans, school directors, and project managers all took the time to explain each project and what has and still needs to happen. Tenopir says her visits to each campus are rewarding; getting to see how each project impacts those on campus from the deans, down to the students.
“One of the things I really enjoy is how excited the people associated with the facilities are. This is very big for them and it’s very satisfying to know that they’re very appreciative and that they really love the projects that are going on around campus.”
Staff to the legislature appropriations committee makes it a point to visit each campus within the system at least twice a year to see how projects and their construction is coming along.
All government officials and legislative candidates are welcome to visit campus to better understand UNO, our impact on the state and faculty's varied areas of expertise. Contact UNO University Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.