Walter “Ted” Carter Jr., the priority candidate to serve as the University of Nebraska system’s eighth president, will take part in three open forums on campus Nov. 5-6.
The Nov. 5 sessions are 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Nebraska Union, Swanson Auditorium; and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the International Quilt Museum, Great Hall. The Nov. 6 open forum is 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, Auditorium I. All sessions are free and open to students, faculty and staff.
Carter, the immediate past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, was named the priority presidential candidate after an unanimous vote by the NU Board of Regents on Oct. 25. He was also unanimously supported by a 23-member presidential search advisory committee representing faculty, staff, students, administration, business, agriculture and the community.
The appointment is subject to a 30-day public vetting period that will include open forums on each NU campus and across the state. At the conclusion of the 30 days, if the regents deems appropriate, the board may vote to name Carter the university’s president-elect.
Carter’s public schedule also includes events in Kearney, Curtis, North Platte, Grand Island, Beatrice and Nebraska City. He also plans to participate in open forums in Omaha, Fremont, Columbus, Norfolk and Scottsbluff. Learn more about the schedule.
Feedback on the appointment can be left online within the 30-day review period.