Walter "Ted" Carter, Jr. began his term as the eighth president of the University of Nebraska on January 1, 2020.
Meet the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, which supervises general operations and spending decisions for the University. The Board plays an important role in guiding the university to reach its full potential.
Meet our administration—the executives who are responsible for leading the University of Nebraska and setting priorities as the university pursues excellence.
Explore who’s doing what at each of our four campuses.
Twigg first discovered his love of plants in his grandfather’s garden. By applying his knowledge of molecular biology to study the DNA of algae and switchgrass, he is developing solutions to turn these plants into the fuel we need to power our world.
Born in southwestern Nigeria, Obioma is a recent addition to the University of Nebraska faculty. His novel “The Fishermen,” published February 2015, was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and selected as The New York Times Editors’ Choice, among other honors. Did we mention Obioma is still in his 20s?
Since arriving at UNMC in 1991, Dr. Swindells has been the force behind the university’s advancement in HIV clinical care for adults and children, research and education. She is recognized globally for her commitment to helping underserved populations, and in 2013, her work won her the University of Nebraska’s Innovation, Development and Engagement Award (IDEA).
Dr. Ligon is a nationally-recognized expert in terrorism research who has been with UNO since 2012. She has worked closely with several agencies within the Department of Defense and is one of the program directors for the USSTRATCOM Leader Fellowship Program, which launched earlier this year.