Gov. Jim Pillen appoints replacement on Nebraska Board of Regents
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Jim Pillen selected his replacement on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday.
Pillen, who served as the District 3 Regent since 2012, resigned one day prior to being sworn in as governor.
Jim Scheer, a former state senator, will now fill the vacant seat, according to a press release.
“Jim is a public servant who will work to grow the University of Nebraska,” Pillen said in the release. “He believes in educational excellence, the importance of agriculture, and fiscal conservative leadership.”
Scheer also served as the Speaker of the Legislature in 2017.
Before Scheer’s time in the Legislature, he was a member of the Norfolk school board and served as the city’s mayor.