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Smith Availability Following State of University Address
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith will be available for interviews immediately following his State of the University Address on Friday. The address will be delivered as the "Strategic Issue" for the October 17 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
Board of Regents Schedule, October 17, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the October 17 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Fall 2003 Enrollments Reflect State, National & International Conditions
Headcount enrollment figures for fall 2003 at the University of Nebraska appear to reflect changes in the state and national economy as well as international tensions. The NU enrollment decline of 1.8 percent is consistent with reports from other major universities. While national data are still being compiled, many institutions have reported enrollments that show only marginal increases or decreases compared to last fall. Other universities that have reported fall enrollments recently include:
President L. Dennis Smith to step down
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith today announced that he will step down effective June 30, 2004. He has served as president of the four-campus University of Nebraska system since March 1, 1994. Smith will take professional development leave to prepare for his return to the classroom in the fall of 2005. He will teach in the School of Biological Sciences at UNL.
NU President Smith Schedules News Conference
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has scheduled a news conference for 1:30 p.m. today to make an announcement that will affect the future of the university.
Maybank Named Associate to the President
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has announced the appointment of Dr. Denise B. Maybank as Associate to the President. She replaces Dr. Shari Clarke who was appointed vice president for student affairs of Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania in June.
Additional Item of Interest
The following entry should be added to the "Items of Interest" for the August 9 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
Changes to Board of Regents August Agenda
Three changes have been made to the agenda for the August 9 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Board of Regents Schedule, August 8-9, 2003
Please note: The meetings listed below will take place in Columbus, Nebraska
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the August 9 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Board of Regents to Meet in Columbus August 9
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has scheduled two events in Columbus on
Saturday, August 9:
Presidential Fellowships Announce
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has announced the awarding of eight Presidential Graduate fellowships for academic year 2003-2004. Seven of the students are seeking Ph.D. degrees, four at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and one at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Another UNO student is seeking dual master's degrees in social work and public administration. The fellowships include stipends of $16,500 at UNL and 20,000 UNMC. At UNO, the fellowships provide $14,000 for the Ph.D. candidate and $11,000 for the master's degree candidate. Funding for the fellowships is provided through donations to the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Revised Board of Regent Agenda Items
Four items on the agenda for the June 7 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents have been revised. The items and a description of each revision follows:
Public Policy Seminars Announced
Two new seminars have been announced as part of the 2002-2003 University of Nebraska Public Policy Seminar Series:
Board of Regents Schedule, June 6-7, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the June 7 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Statement by Regent Randy Ferlic
The following statement has been released by Regent Randy Ferlic, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents: