For only the third time in nearly 50 years, a new director of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumni Association has been named.
Longtime alumni association employee Anthony Flott was named executive director of UNO Alumni Engagement with the University of Nebraska Foundation effective Dec. 1.
Flott replaces Lee Denker, who left in March to become executive director of the Papillion–LaVista Schools Foundation. Denker followed Jim Leslie, who was UNOAA executive director from 1973-2006.
Flott had served as interim executive director since Denker’s departure. He has UNO bachelor’s (1990) and master’s (1999) degrees in communication. He joined the alumni association in 1993 after working three years as a sports editor for the Papillion Times News Paper group.
At the time of his interim appointment, Flott was senior director of communications responsible for UNO Magazine and the association’s digital communications and marketing efforts. Under his leadership as managing editor, UNO Magazine earned numerous awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and other organizations.
Flott’s tenure at UNO included seven years as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Communication. He also was a member of various university committees, and in 2016-17 was president of the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC). As SAC president, he served on the University of Nebraska’s Budget Response Team Steering Committee in 2017. The UNO School of Communication presented him its 2019 Alumni Achievement Award, and in 2016 he received the Andy Award for International Reporting.
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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.