Academic Affairs search committee named

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Academic Affairs search committee named

Chancellor Harvey Perlman has named a 22-member committee to guide the search for UNL’s next Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Ronnie D. Green, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor, will chair the group.

“My goal was to select an accomplished group of individuals with diverse experiences who represent the entire university community,” Perlman said. “I believe this was accomplished.”

Paul Chou of the national search firm Korn Ferry was hired to assist with the search process. Chou was on campus Nov. 24 and met with the search committee, academic deans, vice chancellors, SVCAA associate vice chancellors and the faculty senate executive committee.

In addition to Green, the committee includes:

Carolyn Barber, professor, Glenn Korff School of Music, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

Eric Berger, associate professor, College of Law

Don Becker, Bessey Professor of biochemistry, Director of the Redox Biology Center

Nancy Busch, Dean of Libraries

Ann Chang, associate professor of practice, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

Aaron Dominguez, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Matt Dwyer, Chair and Leonard A. Lovell Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Kate Engel, UAAD President

Erika Franta, Graduate student, College of Education and Human Sciences

Sheri Fritz, George Holmes University Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Samuel Nelson, assistant professor of practice, College of Business Administration

Ken Nickerson, professor of biological sciences (and Faculty Senate president)

Lance Perez, Dean of Graduate Studies

Donde Ashmos Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration

Mathias Schubert, professor, Electrical Engineering

Sue Sheridan, George Holmes University Professor of educational psychology, College of Education and Human Sciences

Jeffrey Story, Undergraduate student, College of Business Administration

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Cather Professor of political science

Bryan Wang, assistant professor, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

Tim Wei, McNeel Professor and dean of the College of Engineering

Amber Williams, director of admissions and associate dean of enrollment management

The recruitment phase will continue into early next year, Perlman said. Nominations for the position can be submitted to Chou at

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