Firm seeks opinions on UNL's next chancellor

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Firm seeks opinions on UNL’s next chancellor

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The search for UNL’s next chancellor continues today with a 10 a.m. forum in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

The forum, organized by Isaacson, Miller, the executive firm assisting University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds with the search, is free and open to the campus community and the public. The Isaacson, Miller group seeks information on a variety of topics, including what the UNL community hopes the next chancellor will accomplish; how they will know in the next three to five years that the right person was hired; what they feel are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing UNL; and what experiences, skills and personal attributes the next chancellor should have.

The Isaacson, Miller team will be in Nebraska for several days this week. They will host a number of individual and small group meetings scheduled during the visit. Those meetings will include Bounds; search advisory committee; UNL senior leaders; the campus commissions on women, people of color and environmental sustainability; faculty, staff and student leaders; representatives of athletics and the arts; and University of Nebraska Foundation leadership, donors and corporate leaders.

Individuals can also share thoughts on the chancellor search through an online survey. Responses to the survey, which asks the same questions above, will help inform a job description and candidate profile for the next chancellor.

Isaacson, Miller is working with a 24-member search advisory committee appointed by Bounds to identify, recruit and screen potential candidates. The advisory committee includes representatives of the faculty, staff, administration, student body, private sector and agricultural community.

Bounds will identify no fewer than four finalists who will participate in public forums and university visits. The appointment of the next chancellor will be made by the president, subject to approval by the Board of Regents.

Regular updates on the UNL chancellor search are being posted online.

Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced in April that he will step down in 2016 after leading UNL through an era of significant growth and progress.

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