Public listening sessions for NU president search are Sept. 3

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Public listening sessions for NU president search are Sept. 3

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University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty, students, staff, alumni, supporters, and members of the public can attend Sept. 3 listening sessions to provide input on the search for the next president of the NU system.

The executive firm assisting in the search, AGB Search, will host the listening sessions together with the NU 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 be used to refine the criteria by which the search committee screens and evaluates candidates.

“We hope Nebraskans take advantage of this opportunity to guide what we believe is a critical leadership search for our university and state,” regents Tim Clare and Jim Pillen said in a joint statement.

Feedback from a listening sessions in June along with input from the 23-member presidential search advisory committee, helped develop a leadership profile being used to attract candidates.

The Sept. 3 listening sessions will be offered throughout the day at the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St. 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. — Open session

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Student session with Emily Johnson, student regent

  • 11 a.m. to noon — Staff/administration session

  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Alumni/community session

  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Faculty session held in conjunction with the Faculty Senate meeting

Additional listening sessions are being held at NU campuses through Sept. 6. 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.

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