NU president experiences Big Red momentum firsthand

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NU president experiences Big Red momentum firsthand
Two-day tour features meetings with student, faculty, staff leaders

Ted Carter (left) and Ronnie Green talk outside of the East Campus Union during tour activities on Jan. 16.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Ted Carter (left) and Ronnie Green talk outside of the East Campus Union during tour activities on Jan. 16.

In his first official visit to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, new NU President Ted Carter toured campus facilities, meet with administrative leaders and talked face-to-face with students, faculty and staff.

The two-day tour showcased the growing momentum of the NU system's flagship institution, featuring overviews of capital projects on City, East and Nebraska Innovation campuses. Carter met one-on-one with Chancellor Ronnie Green, discussing the N2025 strategic plan and N150 vision; and received briefings from members of the chancellor's executive leadership team. The schedule also included focused discussions with students, faculty and staff, and attending the MLK Freedom Breakfast on Jan. 17.


Shane Farritor (right), professor of mechanical and materials engineering, helps Ted Carter control a surgical robot in a Virtual Incision lab at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Carter’s two-day tour included stops at City, East and Nebraska Innovation campuses.

The campus tour included a stop in Westbrook Music Building and the chance to listen to a lecture.

Ted Carter listens as Megan Elliott, founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, describes the technology available in the new center.

Ryan Lahne (center, in hard hat), interim director of the Nebraska East Union, discusses the new East Campus dining center during a tour on Jan. 16. The new dining facility opened in the fall semester.

Ted Carter talks with students during a dinner on Jan. 16. The event featured leaders from recognized student organizations, including the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.

Student leaders talk with Ted Carter during the Jan. 16 pizza dinner in the Nebraska Union.

Ronnie Green and Ted Carter walk across City Campus as snow fell on Jan. 17. Carter heralded his enthusiasm for the weather and tour in a tweet.

Dawn Braithwaite, chair and professor of communication studies, talks one-on-one with Carter during the faculty lunch session on Jan. 17. Carter’s campus tour included meetings with students, faculty and staff.

Ken Bloom, professor of physics and astronomy, introduces himself to Carter during a faculty lunch on Jan. 17. Carter asked each faculty member who attended to stand and briefly discuss their area of expertise.

Chancellor Ronnie Green (left) points out the C.Y. Thompson Library renovation to Ted Carter (right) as they and Mike Boehm (center), vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, toured East Campus on Jan. 16.

Carter, who started as NU's 8th president on Jan. 1, also plans to visit the University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska at Kearney campuses. Details of those visits will be announced.