Clare becomes Regents' chair for 2023; Schafer elected vice chair

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Clare becomes Regents’ chair for 2023; Schafer elected vice chair

On June 23 the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved a tuition rate freeze.

Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln, representing District 1, assumed on Feb. 10 the role as chair of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents after serving as vice chair in 2022.

Regent Rob Schafer of Beatrice, representing District 5, was elected vice chair.

Clare, a partner at Rembolt Ludtke law firm in Lincoln, was elected to the board in 2008. He served as chair in 2013 and 2019. Clare earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and his master’s and law degrees from Creighton University.

He serves on the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency and has held a wide range of civic leadership roles. Clare recently received the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s highest individual honor, the Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award, in recognition of his extensive civic engagement.

Schafer is a partner at Smith Schafer Davis Gaertig and a livestock owner/operator. He is a staff judge advocate and lieutenant colonel in the Nebraska Air National Guard. Schafer earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He was appointed to the board in 2013, elected in 2014 and served as chairman in 2018.

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