Heng-Moss to lead chancellor search advisory committee

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Heng-Moss to lead chancellor search advisory committee

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Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

A 16-member committee of students, faculty, staff and community members will help guide the search for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s next chancellor.


The committee, announced Feb. 6 by Ted Carter, NU system president, will be chaired by Tiffany Heng-Moss, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Other members are:

  • Jason Ball, president, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mike Cassling, chairman and CEO, Cquence Health Group.
  • Lawrence Chatters, executive associate athletic director for strategic initiatives, Husker Athletics.
  • Jacob Drake, student body president/student regent and a senior political science major.
  • Megan Elliott, Johnny Carson Endowed Director in Emerging Media Arts.
  • Alex Fernando, assistant director of recruitment for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
  • Venn Jemkur, executive vice president of the Graduate Student Assembly and a graduate student in apparel design.
  • Kelli Kopocis, Faculty Senate president-elect and an assistant professor of practice in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
  • Lisa Lunz, president, Ag Builders of Nebraska.
  • Mark McHargue, president, Nebraska Farm Bureau.
  • Debbie Minter, Faculty Senate president and an associate professor in the Department of English.
  • Marilyn Moore, board president, Nebraska Alumni Association.
  • Moises Padilla, director of the Nebraska College Preparatory Academy.
  • Don Voelte, board chair, University of Nebraska Foundation.
  • Catherine Wilson, associate professor in the Nebraska College of Law.

Carter thanked all members of the university community who submitted nominations for the committee.

“I’m excited to bring together this broad group of Nebraskans who care deeply about the next chapter for our flagship university,” he said. “They will play a crucial role in our search for the right person to lead UNL forward. We thank them in advance for the commitment, input and leadership they will bring to this important process.”

Among other duties, members of the search advisory committee will help gather and provide stakeholder input on the qualities the next chancellor should possess and key opportunities and challenges facing the university. The committee also will work with AGB Search, the firm hired by Carter to assist with the chancellor search, to develop a position profile, identify potential candidates and review applications.

All members of the university and broader communities are invited to attend a series of listening sessions this week to provide input on the chancellor search. Listening sessions begin Feb. 7 and include both in-person sessions on City and East campuses as well as Zoom sessions. Complete details are available here.

Feedback on the search may also be submitted directly here.

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