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University of Nebraska seeks public input for new president

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Posted at 3:39 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 16:42:21-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Next month, the University of Nebraska says it will be holding a series of listening sessions with the public, staff, alumni and students as they continue their search for institution's next president.

These are the scheduled sessions:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tuesday, Sept. 3, Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.

· 8 to 9 a.m.: Open session

· 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Student session with UNL Regent Emily Johnson

· 11 a.m. to Noon: Staff/administrator session

· 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Alumni/community session

· 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Faculty session in conjunction with UNL Faculty Senate meeting

University of Nebraska Medical Center

Tuesday, Sept. 3, Truhlsen Campus Events Center, 619 S. 42nd St.

· 9 to 10 a.m.: Alumni/community session

· 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Staff/administrator session

· Noon to 1 p.m.: Student session with UNMC Regent Keith Ozanne

· 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Open session

Monday, Sept. 9, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center Conference Room, ground level

· 5 to 6 p.m.: Faculty session in conjunction with UNMC Faculty Senate meeting

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Wednesday, Sept. 4, College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaboration Space, Rooms 132 and 132D, 6320 Maverick Plaza

· 9 to 10 a.m.: Open session

· 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Staff/administrator session

· Noon to 1 p.m.: Student session with UNO Regent Aya Yousuf

· 2 to 3 p.m.: Faculty session in conjunction with UNO Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting

· 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Alumni/community session

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Thursday, Sept. 5, Nebraskan Student Union, Antelope Room, 1013 W. 27th St.

· 7 to 8 p.m.: Faculty session in conjunction with UNK Faculty Senate meeting


Friday, Sept. 6, Nebraskan Student Union, Room Ponderosa A, 1013 W. 27th St.

· 9 to 10 a.m.: Open session

· 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Staff/administrator session

· Noon to 1 p.m.: Student session

· 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Alumni/community session

The sessions will give people the chance to voice their opinion on what they want in the university's next president it says.

“The feedback we’ve received so far has had a significant impact. We’re grateful to the many stakeholders who have engaged up to this point, and we look forward to hearing from many more throughout the process.”

The next candidate chosen will replace Interim President Susan Fritz, the university's first-female president. Fritz signed on back in May after Hank Bounds made the decision to step down after four years of service.

See also: For the first time in history, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Board of Regents has appointed a woman as the interim president-elect.