University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNK

March 4, 2015

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Board will tour campus and hear about academic programs, campus construction and renovations, and efforts to expand access and student success, among other presentations. The itinerary for Thursday’s campus visit is as follows:

  • 10 a.m.: Welcome and Overview
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
    Presenter: Chancellor Doug Kristensen

  • 10:10 a.m.: Enhancing Access, Retention & Success
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
    Presenters: Chancellor Kristensen, moderator; panel discussion and Q&A with Jennifer Harvey, director, Thompson Scholars Learning Center; Josh Pierce, coordinator, Kearney Bound! program; UNK students; and Kenya Taylor, dean of graduate studies and research and associate vice chancellor for academic and student affairs

  • 11 a.m.: 2+2 Engineering Program
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
    Presenters: Charles Bicak, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs; and Kenneth Trantham, associate professor and chair, Department of Physics and Physical Science

  • 11:30 a.m.: Walking Tour – Wellness Center and Health and Sports/Athletic Training
    Presenter: Nita Unruh, professor and chair, Department of Kinesiology and Sports Sciences

  • Noon (lunch): Marketing/Branding/Website Update
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
    Presenter: Kelly Bartling, assistant vice chancellor for communications and community relations

  • 1 p.m.: Campus Construction and Renovations
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
    Presenters: Chancellor Kristensen and Barbara Johnson, vice chancellor for business and finance

  • 1:45 p.m.: Walking Tour – Otto Olsen; Fine Arts Building

  • 2:15 p.m.: Driving Tour – Martin Hall/UNK “Front Door”; Highway 30 Plans; University Village; Health Science Education Complex

  • 3:30 p.m.: Wrap-up Discussion
    Location: Wellness Center, Demonstration Kitchen A
Media Contact
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications University of Nebraska