Public listening sessions for NU president search are June 21

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Public listening sessions for NU president search are June 21

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, students, staff, alumni, supporters, and members of the public can attend a June 21 listening sessions to provide input on the search for the next president of the NU system.

The executive firm assisting NU in the search, AGB Search, will host the listening sessions together with the Board of Regents. Attendees will have the opportunity to share the qualities and characteristics they would like to see in NU’s next president. Input from the sessions will inform the development of a leadership profile that will be used to help attract candidates.

“Nobody knows better than the extended University of Nebraska community what we should be looking for and what we should be thinking about as we begin our next chapter,” said Tim Clare, chairman of the Board of Regents. “My colleagues on the board and I want to hear from as many stakeholders as possible throughout this critical search process.”

The June 21 listening sessions will be offered throughout the day at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Dr. Each session is listed for a particular audience, but all are open to the university community and public. The session schedule is:

  • 8 to 9 a.m. — Faculty;

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Staff and administrators;

  • 11 a.m. to noon — Students;

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Alumni, business and community; and

  • 2 to 3 p.m. — Open to anyone.

Additional campus listening sessions are scheduled for Aug. 27 and 28.

“We thank Nebraskans who have shared their thoughts thus far,” Clare said. “We look forward to hearing from many more in the weeks and months ahead.”

Other listening sessions will be offered at the universities in the NU system on June 20-21. Learn more about the complete schedule.

Members of the university community and public who are unable to attend any of the listening sessions are encouraged to submit feedback to on the qualities, characteristics, and skills they would like to see in NU’s next leader.

Feedback collected will be used by the Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will screen and evaluate candidates. The regents are expected to ratify membership to the committee at its June 28 meeting.

Hank Bounds, the current NU president, is stepping down in August after four years at the helm. The regents have named Susan Fritz, NU’s executive vice president and provost, as interim president-elect.

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