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

October 22, 2015

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. The Board will tour several parts of campus and hear presentations on leading academic and research programs, UNO’s strategies for growing enrollment and completion rates, and athletics, among other initiatives. The full itinerary for Friday’s campus visit is as follows:

  • 9 a.m.: Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 250

Topic: Opening Remarks

Presenter: Chancellor John Christensen

Topic: Ensuring Institutional Quality and Student Success

Presenters: Jill Russell, assistant to the senior vice chancellor for accreditation & special projects; Candice Batton, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student affairs; and Hank Robinson, director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Topic: Enrollment Management/Growth/Completion

Presenters: Dan Shipp, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management; Omar Correa, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management; and John Bartle, dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service

  • [Break, followed by a switch to Room 365]

Topic: National Defense/Cyber Research/Terrorism/NATO

Presenters: UNO faculty & graduate students organized by Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for research

  • Noon: Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Resource Room

Topic: Athletics & Spirit Initiatives

Presenters: Trev Alberts, vice chancellor for athletic leadership and management; Bill Pickett, director of the Milo Bail Student Center; and UNO students

Topic: Forensics

Presenters: Abbie Syrek, lecturer of communication; and UNO students

  • 1:30 p.m.: Guided Tours

Tour options: Community Engagement Center tour led by Sara Woods, executive associate to the senior vice chancellor for community engagement and director of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center; or Criss Library tour led by Michael LaCroix, dean of the Criss Library

  • 2:20 p.m.: College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons

Topic: Academic Priorities & Research

Presenters: UNO faculty and students organized by Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for research

Topic: Metropolitan University Mission/Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference/Website

Presenter: Erin Owen, executive director of university communications

  • 3:30 p.m.: Concluding remarks from Chancellor Christensen
  • 3:45 p.m.: Visit adjourns
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