Following a national search, University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter announced on March 31, 2021 that Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA, is the priority candidate to serve as the next chancellor for the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Li currently serves as the dean, professor of finance, and Ryder Eminent Scholar Chair in Business in the College of Business at Florida International University.
As part of a 30-day public vetting period, Li held a series of public listening sessions in person on the UNO campus from April 6-9 that were also be available to participate in virtually.
Li, if approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents following the 30-day approval process, will take over for current UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., who has led UNO since 2017.
Gold is stepping down on June 30, 2021, 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 in his new role.
Any member of the UNO campus community, or public, are invited to provide feedback at any time during the 30-day review period directly to NU President Carter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback may also be submitted using this feedback form.
More information about Li, including her application letter, can be found on UNO's Chancellor Search website.
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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.