The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has launched a national search to select its next dean of the College of Architecture. The search advisory committee will be chaired by Kathy Farrell, dean of the College of Business. Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, will assist the committee with the search.
The College of Architecture is home to the university’s architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community and regional planning programs.
The dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and will lead the strategic, programmatic, financial, fundraising and management operations that support the mission and vision of the college.
The dean serves as the college’s public voice, developing its reputation on the national and international stages, and within the profession. The dean reports directly to the executive vice chancellor and works with fellow deans and campus leaders in collaboration, support and commitment to the university.
Committee members include: Farrell; Lindsey Ellsworth-Bahe, associate professor and program director, interior design; Rumiko Handa, associate dean and professor, architecture; Sarah Karle, associate professor, landscape architecture; Yunwoo Nam, associate professor, community and regional planning; David Newton, assistant professor, architecture; Peter Olshavsky, associate professor, architecture; Kendra Ordia, assistant professor, interior design; Vishnu Reddi, assistant professor of practice, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction; Stephanie Kuenning, director of advising and student success, College of Architecture; Jeremiah Brown, graduate student, architecture major; Makena Ninete, undergraduate student, interior design major; Bruce Carpenter, professional advisory committee, HDR Architects; Chad Brassil, associate professor, biological sciences (diversity ambassador).
Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit nominations directly to Isaacson, Miller. Nominations should include the nominee’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information.
More information will be available on the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor website in the coming weeks.