University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds invites nominations and applications for the position of chancellor of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). The UNL chancellor is the chief executive officer of the largest of the four University of Nebraska campuses, a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Big Ten Conference. The incumbent, Harvey Perlman, is stepping down in 2016 after a decade and a half of leadership during which the campus experienced significant gains in enrollment and research activity, investments in infrastructure and facilities, expansion of international partnerships, and formation of a 250-acre public/private research and development park.
UNL is recognized as the primary research and doctoral degree granting institution in Nebraska for fields outside the health professions. It is classified as RU/VH by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, with total research expenditures exceeding $275 million. Its annual operating budget is approximately $1.2 million. Through its three primary missions of teaching, research and service, UNL is an intellectual center for Nebraska. Its faculty and graduates are major contributors to the economic and cultural development of the state, and the campus attracts a high percentage of academically-talented students. This fall’s freshman class has an average ACT score of 25.2 and includes seven students who earned perfect scores on either the ACT or SAT, 46 National Merit Scholars, and nine National Merit Hispanic Scholars.
UNL serves more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students through nine colleges: agricultural sciences and natural resources, architecture, arts and sciences, business administration, education and human sciences, engineering, fine and performing arts, journalism and mass communications, and law. The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources administers a two-year college of technical agriculture and oversees statewide outreach and extension services. Husker Athletics offers a competitive Division I program with 24 varsity sports, and currently enjoys the nation’s leading consecutive sellout streak in football and volleyball regular-season matches.
UNL affiliates include the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, the Sheldon Museum of Art, the University of Nebraska State Museum, the University of Nebraska Press, and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications. The Nebraska Alumni Association works to strengthen the tie between the university and its graduates and the University of Nebraska Foundation partners with the campus to secure private philanthropy.
The University of Nebraska has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in this national search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For more details and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications, please see the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/5520.
President Bounds intends to publicly identify no fewer than four finalists for UNL chancellor, who will visit Nebraska and participate in open forums so university stakeholders can meet the candidates and offer feedback. The final selection of the chancellor will be made by the president, subject to approval by the Board of Regents.
- Draft Process and Timeline
- Applications, Inquiries and Nominations
- Search Firm
- Search Advisory Committee
- Oct. 12, 2015: University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds issues chancellor profile
- Sept. 17, 2015: Bounds names UNL chancellor search advisory committee chair, appoints additional member
- Sept. 9, 2015: Public encouraged to engage in UNL chancellor search process
- Aug. 17, 2015: Search advisory committee named
- Aug. 10, 2015: Public input sought on chancellor search
- July 14, 2015: Search firm selected
- April 1, 2015: Statements from Interim President Linder and President-Designate Bounds on Chancellor Perlman’s decision to step down
- April 1, 2015: Perlman announces plans to step down
- Campus Website
- History, Role and Mission
- Fact Book
- Just the Facts
- Office of the Chancellor
- Organization Chart
- Strategic Compass
- Campus and Landscape Master Plans
- Nebraska Innovation Campus
- Husker Athletics
- Oct. 13, 2015: The search for UNL’s new chancellor (Channel 10/11)
- Oct. 12, 2015: NU publishes profile for next UNL chancellor (Lincoln Journal Star)
- Oct. 12, 2015: NU president releases list of priorities, criteria for next chancellor (Omaha World-Herald)
- Oct. 10, 2015: UNL faculty offers support for Iowa colleagues’ fight against regents (Lincoln Journal Star)
- Sept. 11, 2015: Search firm meets with various UNL stakeholder groups (Lincoln Journal Star)
- Sept. 10, 2015: University president holds forum in search of new UNL chancellor (Channel 10/11)
- Sept. 6, 2015: Editorial: Keep momentum going at UNL (Omaha World-Herald)
- Aug. 17, 2015: NU names search committee for UNL chancellor (Lincoln Journal Star)
- April 6, 2015: Editorial: Progress under Perlman (Lincoln Journal Star)
- April 3, 2015: Editorial: Harvey Perlman’s vision helped lift UNL (Omaha World-Herald)
- April 2, 2015: UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman, stepping down in 2016, put university on new path (Omaha World-Herald)
- April 1, 2015: Bounds: UNL will conduct national search for new chancellor (Lincoln Journal Star)
- April 1, 2015: UNL’s Perlman says he’ll step down in 2016 (Lincoln Journal Star)