The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has announced that T. Hank Robinson, Director of the UNO Office of Institutional Effectiveness, has stepped down from his position, effective Wednesday, Aug. 18, to serve as Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Metropolitan Community College.
Robinson is a UNO alumnus, earning a doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2002, subsequently leading the Juvenille Justice Institute and Consortium for Crime and Justice Research from 2002 to 2011. Under his leadership, these research units produced more than $1 million in revenue to support graduate student tuition and salaries at UNO.
After leaving UNO in 2011 to serve as Director of Policy, Research and Accreditation, for the Nebraska Department of Corrections, Robinson returned to UNO as Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness in 2013.
"Under his leadership, UNO’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness has proved a crucial resource for operational decision support, fiscal management, student success and accreditation," Sacha Kopp, Ph.D., Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, said. "Over the course of his career at UNO, Dr. Robinson fostered invaluable relationships between UNO and local, state and federal agencies, school districts and employers."
Robinson was recently recognized with the Chancellor’s Medal at the August 2021 Commencement Ceremony.
Andrew Jacobsen, business analyst for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, will serve as interim director. Jacobsen joined UNO in 2009 in the Student Records office and has helped implement a variety of institutional programs such as PeopleSoft and Blackboard Analytics.
“It is bittersweet news, and while we are saddened to see Hank leave UNO, we are excited at this new leadership opportunity for him at MCC,” said Senior Vice Chancellor Kopp, “Fortunately, Mr. Jacobson will provide excellent support in the interim period.”
In the coming semester, Senior Vice Chancellor Kopp announced a search for a permanent replacement for the OIE director.
Suggestions and nominations may be sent to Angie Sargus in the Office of Academic Affairs by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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