Ted Carter names search committee for UNL’s next chancellor

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 16-member committee will help search for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s next chancellor.

On Monday, university President Ted Carter announced the search committee, which consists of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

The committee will work with the search firm hired by Carter, AGB Search, while getting input from stakeholders.

“I’m excited to bring together this broad group of Nebraskans who care deeply about the next chapter for our flagship university,” Carter said in a press release. “They will play a crucial role in our search for the right person to lead UNL forward. We thank them in advance for the commitment, input and leadership they will bring to this important process.”

The current chancellor, Ronnie Green, announced that he would be retiring in June.  Green was named chancellor in 2016.

On Jan. 26, Carter announced that the university would hold listening sessions to gain public feedback on its search.

Feedback can also be submitted at go.unl.edu/unl-chancellor-search.

The university’s chancellor search committee:

  • Committee chair: Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of UNL’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Jason Ball, president, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Cassling, chairman and CEO, Cquence Health Group
  • Lawrence Chatters, executive associate athletic director for strategic initiatives, Husker Athletics
  • Jacob Drake, UNL student body president/student regent and a senior political science major
  • Megan Elliott, director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, UNL
  • Alex Fernando, assistant director of recruitment for UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Venn Jemkur, executive vice president of UNL’s graduate student assembly and a graduate student in appeal design
  • Kelli Kopocis, UNL Faculty Senate president-elect and an assistant professor of practice in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
  • Lisa Lunz, president, Ag Builders of Nebraska
  • Mark McHargue, president, Nebraska Farm Bureau
  • Debbie Minter, UNL Faculty Senate president and an associate professor in the Department of English
  • Marilyn Moore, board president, Nebraska Alumni Association
  • Moises Padilla, director of UNL’s Nebraska College Preparatory Academy
  • Don Voelte, board chair, University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Catherine Wilson, associate professor in the Nebraska College of Law
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