Statement from Howard Hawks, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents

Dr. George E. Ross, president of Central Michigan University, has informed the University of Nebraska of his decision to withdraw as a candidate for NU president. The Board of Regents is pleased Dr. Ross was willing to consider this opportunity and to become a public finalist for the position, and respects his right to withdraw. It is clear George and his wife, Elizabeth, are held in high regard by the CMU community and the university’s governing board did not want to lose him. We wish the Rosses well as they recommit to leadership of Central Michigan, and thank them for their interest and involvement in the Nebraska presidential search.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents is scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon and on the agenda is the possible selection of the next NU president. While the Board is sorry Dr. Ross has chosen to withdraw as a candidate, it will proceed with its process to select the next president.

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