University of Nebraska names priority candidate for UNL’s next chancellor

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – University of Nebraska President Ted Carter has selected a priority candidate for UNL’s next chancellor.

On Monday, Carter named Rodney D. Bennett as the candidate.  Bennett most recently served as president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln began a national search after Chancellor Ronnie Green announced he would be retiring in June.

Now Bennett’s candidacy will undergo a 30-day vetting period, which includes public sessions with UNL faculty, staff and students.

UNL says the schedules for open forums will be finalized and released in the coming days.

After the vetting period, Carter will decide whether to bring Bennett’s candidacy to the meeting of the Board of Regents on June 22.

If approved by the board, Bennett would become the first person of color to become UNL chancellor.

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