The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered on Monday, Oct. 4, in memory of UNO supporter, advocate, and champion Walter Scott, Jr..
Scott passed away on Sept. 25, 2021, at the age of 90.
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More About Walter Scott
Known throughout Omaha and the world as one of the city's most influential philanthropists, Scott helped champion projects across the city such as the CHI Health Center, TD Ameritrade Park, attractions at the Henry Doorly Zoo, and a truly impressive expansion of the UNO campus, beginning with the Peter Kiewit Institute in the late 1990s all the way through projects like Baxter Arena, which opened in 2015.
Scott spent his entire career working for Omaha's Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc., eventually serving as chairperson and CEO. Under his leadership, the company stood out as one of the nation's largest engineering firms.
As a lover of education and champion of UNO, Scott's legacy and impact is so engrained that the Scott Campus was dedicated in his honor in 2017.
Scott is survived by six children, 19 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
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.