Nebraska begins search for next vice chancellor for student affairs

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Nebraska begins search for next vice chancellor for student affairs

A top 10 rise for the College of Engineering and another strong showing by the College of Business headline the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s progress in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report rankings of online master’s degree programs.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has launched a national search to select its next vice chancellor for student affairs. The search advisory committee will be chaired by Heath Tuttle, chief information officer. Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, will assist the committee with the search.

The next vice chancellor will succeed Laurie Bellows, who is retiring after leading Student Affairs for the past six years; a capstone of her career at Nebraska.

The vice chancellor reports to the executive vice chancellor and is responsible for a dynamic student affairs operation with a budget of more than $120 million and a staff of 600 FTE managerial, office, and service professionals and 1,700 student employees. The vice chancellor will support an increasingly diverse student body and foster a student-center campus environment that supports academic excellence, inclusivity, and a strong sense of community.

The vice chancellor will guide strategic planning, program development, assessment, and goal implementation for all student affairs units and the division as a whole in alignment with institutional goals and objectives. The vice chancellor is a highly engaged and visible advocate for students who will advance Nebraska’s access and affordability mission, as well as embrace the university’s Husker traditions and valued partnerships within the city of Lincoln and the state.

Committee members include: Heath Tuttle, chief information officer (chair); Justin Chase Brown, director, Scholarships and Financial Aid; Tamy Burnett, acting director, University Honors Program; Crystal Garcia, assistant professor, Educational Administration; Amy Lanham, director, Campus Recreation; Sam Nelson, director, Center for Entrepreneurship and associate professor of practice of management; Jennifer PeeksMease, assistant vice chancellor of inclusive leadership and learning, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Mario Scalora, director, Public Policy Center and professor of psychology; Pat Tetreault, director, LGBTQA+ and Women’s centers; Maegan Stevens-Liska, interim assistant vice chancellor, Global Affairs; Jamil Funnah, graduate student; Paul Pechous, undergraduate student; Laura Perez-Villagomez, undergraduate student; and Gwendolyn Combs, director of faculty diversity, Office of Diversity and Inclusion and associate professor of management (diversity ambassador).

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit nominations directly to Isaacson, Miller by emailing Rachel Brown at Nominations should include the nominee’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information.

More information is available online.

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