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Dr. Hank Bounds: His journey from Mississippi farm boy to NU’s 7th president
"There’s an opportunity to collaborate in a way that makes us unique across this country…It’s that kind of place where you can think about making a real difference."
— L Magazine (June 23, 2015)
Editorial: Modest NU tuition increase appropriate
“The regents and new NU President Hank Bounds deserve credit for keeping the tuition increases to a minimum. In fact, other than the two-year freeze, the tuition increases are the lowest the university has had in 30 years.”
— Grand Island Independent (June 17, 2015)
World-Herald editorial: Sound budget ideas at NU
“The NU president has grounded his budget strategy in three sound priorities: affordability and accessibility for students; investing in university talent and strengthening Nebraska’s economy; and promoting cost-effectiveness.”
— Omaha World-Herald (June 14, 2015)
Bounds: Business community essential in making university great
“The university can help increase the workforce pool by increasing enrollment, attracting more students from other states and increasing its graduation rate, [Bounds] said.”
— Lincoln Journal Star (June 11, 2015)
Face the Chamber: Dr. Hank Bounds
“We need more Nebraskans with more education. That’s the best way to grow our economy.”
— KLKN (June 11, 2015)
NU budget plan calls for two years of tuition increases
“Bounds thanked Ricketts and lawmakers for their continued commitment to higher education in Nebraska.”
— Lincoln Journal Star (June 5, 2015)
Who is Hank Bounds?
“While he’s still figuring things out in terms of plans for the future of the University of Nebraska, there’s one thing Bounds said he knows for sure: He’s right where he belongs.”
— Daily Nebraskan (May 8, 2015)
NU president, ag leader & University of Nebraska administrators salute 2015 NCTA graduating class
“I always ask the students, ‘What’s next?’ Every one of them said they already had a job lined up.”
— KRVN (May 8, 2015)
Bounds sees University of Nebraska as a world-changer
“The more that I learn, the more time that I spent with researchers, with faculty, with staff, with students, with the general public, the more excited I get about the possibilities that exist here.”
— Nebraska Radio Network (April 27, 2015)
Drive Time Lincoln: University President Hank Bounds
“Amazing work is going on, but the really good news is that the best days are ahead of us.”
— KLIN (April 22, 2015)
NU’s new leader has street cred in Nebraska
“From a simple beginning, Bounds has worked his way to a place where people respect a humble demeanor, smart decisions and hard work.”
— Kearney Hub (April 14, 2015)
NU President Bounds visits UNK as part of getting-to-know Nebraska tour
“Bounds said part of his reason for taking the job was that he wanted to lead a university with the potential to change the world.”
— Kearney Hub (April 14, 2015)
New NU president ‘Getting to Know Nebraska’
“Bounds said he found the University of Nebraska as an institution that could make a difference in the world through its various institutes including Water for Food and Rural Futures.”
— KRVN (April 13, 2015)
Workforce challenges dominate discussion with NU president
“Bounds said he wants the university to be interested in helping solve Nebraska’s employment issues and that starts with convincing more youths that they can be successful and earn college degrees.”
— Columbus Telegram (April 13, 2015)
Bounds speaks at UNK
“Bounds thinks the collaboration the school system has is endless.”
— NTV (April 13, 2015)
New university president makes stop in Grand Island
“Student debt is a big issue, as are finding ways for the university to better reach rural communities, educate minority students and get both students from Nebraska and elsewhere to stay in the state after graduation.”
— Grand Island Independent (April 13, 2015)
Editorial: NU’s ‘giant’ opportunities
“As the unanimous selection by the NU Board of Regents, Bounds comes to the university presidency with a set of strengths that make him a good fit.”
— Omaha World-Herald (April 12, 2015)
Business and education leaders discuss future with NU president
“The hour-long roundtable discussion’s main topics [included] keeping the workforce in Columbus and helping students realize secondary education is obtainable and worthwhile.”
— Columbus News Team (April 12, 2015)
University of Nebraska president seeks to prepare next ‘Greatest Generation’
“In Fremont, Bounds shared some of his background, stressing the life-changing importance of education”
— Fremont Tribune (April 12, 2015)
New university president starts statewide tour in Saunders County
“Bounds said it was fitting that the first stop on his tour was at a university facility where faculty and staff were making a difference in both agricultural research and education.”
— Wahoo Newspaper (April 12, 2015)
Bounds to set out on ‘Getting to Know Nebraska’ tour
“A 13.5-hour, 900-mile drive from Jackson, Mississippi, to Lincoln last week was only the start for University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds.”
— Lincoln Journal Star (April 11, 2015)
New NU president ready to get to work
"The 7th president of the University of Nebraska is ready to get to work on Monday, but his first day won’t be behind a desk."
— 10/11 News (April 10, 2015)
Nebraska Bound (a photo essay)
"In February I spent a few days in Mississippi with reporter Kate Howard to do a profile on Dr. Hank Bounds...We visited his hometown, a small agricultural high school, a school district on the Gulf Coast where he was a principal and superintendent and of course the Mississippi capitol, Jackson."
— Sarah Hoffman, Photojournalist (March 27, 2015)
NU looks to Mississippi native for growth by leaps and Bounds
“Former co-workers say Hank Bounds fixes what’s broken with a combination of high expectations, modesty and a low tolerance for failure. He gets it done.”
— Omaha World-Herald (March 15, 2015)
Hank M. Bounds picked to lead University of Nebraska
“Enrollment and degrees issued increased during Bounds’ tenure as Mississippi’s commissioner of higher education.”
— University Business (March 2015)
New NU President Bounds begins transition
“To recruit top students and faculty, court donors and research partners, Bounds said he wants to understand what drew current students to the university’s flagship campus.”
— Lincoln Journal Star (January 28, 2015)
New university president Hank Bounds centers his attention on students
“As a first-generation college student coming from a rural background, Bounds said he feels confident in handling a student population that balances rural and urban backgrounds.”
— Daily Nebraskan (January 28, 2015)
Hank Bounds is a good pick
“Nebraskans can look forward to the Hank Bounds era at the University of Nebraska with excitement and optimism.”
— Lincoln Journal Star (January 15, 2015)
New NU president, new opportunities
“In unanimously selecting Hank Bounds as the next president, NU regents now have positioned the university for the future.”
— Omaha World-Herald (January 14, 2015)
Hank Bounds holds sway – in Nebraska
"Bounds is a strong collaborator, and often that is winning half the battle in higher education."
— Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (January 14, 2015)
Hank Bounds tapped for NU presidency
"The Nebraska Board of Regents tapped Bounds to become NU’s seventh president on Monday."
— Daily Nebraskan (January 12, 2015)
New University of Nebraska president chosen
"Hank Bounds said he believed NU was in the right place to shape the future of higher education in the U.S."
— Lincoln Journal Star (January 12, 2015)
Regents choose Hank Bounds as next NU president
"The NU Board of Regents chose [Hank Bounds] by unanimous vote at a meeting this afternoon."
— Omaha World Herald (January 12, 2015)
Hank Bounds chosen as next University of Nebraska president
"Bounds replaces J.B. Milliken, who left last year to become chancellor of the City University of New York."
— Sun Herald (January 12, 2015)
Hank Bounds, former Pascagoula school superintendent, named president of University of Nebraska
"Becoming president of a university and not just the head of a system was [a] natural step up for Bounds."
— (January 12, 2015)
Regents choose Hank Bounds as next NU president
"Bounds has earned a reputation as an honest and poised educator, skilled at building collegiality among universities."
— Grand Island Independent (January 12, 2015)
New University of Nebraska president chosen
"Regent Tim Clare: 'Feedback I received from NU stakeholders was unanimous in support of Dr. Bounds.' "
— Beatrice Daily Sun (January 12, 2015)
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