MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nebraska president, four chancellors to visit Kearney Sept. 1
University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken, the chancellors of NU’s four campuses and Board of Regents Chairman Bob Phares will visit Kearney on Sept. 1 for a luncheon with business and community leaders.
Milliken also will address a student assembly at Kearney High School that morning. At the assembly, he will discuss the importance of a college education and will talk with students about Collegebound Nebraska, NU’s tuition assistance program that has been expanded again this year to provide free tuition for most Nebraska families of four with one in college and an income of about $53,000 or less. Milliken will be accompanied at the assembly by two Kearney High graduates, both of whom attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney with Collegebound Nebraska support.
During the invitation-only luncheon, hosted by the Kearney Noon Rotary Club, Milliken will offer keynote remarks after introductory remarks from Phares. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen, University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor Harold Maurer and UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen also will offer brief updates about their respective campuses. A number of Kearney-area civic organizations have invited their members to attend the event.
Media are invited to attend both the high school assembly and the luncheon. A media availability with the six NU leaders will follow the luncheon.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
9:40 a.m.-10:15 a.m.:
Assembly at Kearney High School, 3610 Sixth Ave. (Media are asked to bring credentials and check in at the main office.) Speakers: NU President James B. Milliken; UNK students Liz Martinez and Janelle Beutler
Buffet line opens at Kearney Ramada & Convention Center, 301 Second Ave. Cost for lunch is $10, which can be paid at the door. For planning purposes, members of the media who plan to attend the luncheon are asked to RSVP to Melissa Lee at (402) 472-7127 or
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.:
Media availability with President Milliken, Regent Phares and four NU chancellors at the Ramada.
Contact: Melissa Lee
(402) 580-3297 (cell)