University of Nebraska System (NU) President Ted Carter is seeking input from UNO stakeholders on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)'s chancellor search, including the desired qualities of the next chancellor and opportunities and challenges facing UNO as it looks to its next chapter.
Current UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., who has led UNO since 2017, is stepping down at the end of the fiscal year to assume the role of executive vice president and provost for the NU system. He will remain as chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Carter has said he intends to have a new UNO chancellor named in time to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.
Stakeholders are invited to the following open listening sessions, to be held via Zoom:
Friday, Nov. 20
Monday, Nov. 23
The sessions will be moderated by AGB Search, the executive search firm Carter has engaged to assist with the search. AGB Search conducted a listening session with student government leaders earlier this month.
Stakeholders are also invited to provide feedback directly to Carter and the search committee by emailing email@example.com.
Feedback gathered from the listening sessions and provided to Carter will inform the development of a “position profile” that will be used to recruit a diverse pool of candidates.
Search Advisory Committee Named
The search advisory committee will be chaired by Elliott Ostler, Ph.D., president of UNO’s Faculty Senate and a professor of educational leadership. Other committee members are:
- Trev Alberts, vice chancellor for athletics.
- Brian Allison, chairman of the UNO Alumni Association.
- Vanessa Chavez Jurado, vice president of the UNO Student Government.
- Keristiena Dodge, academic affairs project specialist and president-elect of UNO’s Staff Advisory Council.
- Yuriko Doku, assistant director of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.
- Stancia Jenkins, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the NU system.
- Jabin Moore, UNO student body president and student regent.
- Barb Pickering, Ph.D., professor of communication and assistant director of the School of Communication.
- Kellie Pickett, Ph.D., director of college access and success at the Susan T. Buffett Foundation.
- Amanda Randall, Ph.D., professor emerita in the Grace Abbott School of Social Work.
- Michelle Trawick, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration.
- Thomas Warren, president and CEO of the Urban League of Nebraska, board member of the NU Foundation, and UNO alum.
About the University of Nebraska System
The University of Nebraska is the state’s only public university system, made up of four campuses – UNL, UNO, UNK and UNMC – each with a distinct role and mission. Together the campuses enroll more than 51,000 students and employ 16,000 faculty and staff who serve the state, nation and world through education, research and outreach. For more information and news from the University of Nebraska, visit www.nebraska.edu/news.
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.