The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved an extension to the contract of Jeffrey Gold, M.D., chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center – a vote of confidence in Gold’s successful leadership of the state’s only public academic health sciences center.
Gold took the helm as chancellor on Feb. 1, 2014, with an initial three-year contract. In September 2014 the Board extended his contract by one year, through Jan. 31, 2018.
Friday’s action by the Board extends Gold’s contract another two years, through Jan. 31, 2020. His 2015-16 salary remains unchanged.
“We were incredibly fortunate to attract someone of Jeff Gold’s caliber to lead the University of Nebraska Medical Center. In his two years as chancellor, Dr. Gold, together with talented faculty, staff and students, has overseen the campus through remarkable progress and success,” said NU President Hank Bounds. “I’m excited to see what UNMC and its partners throughout the university and across the state will accomplish next under Chancellor Gold’s leadership.”
Dr. Gold said, “Over the past two years, I have been delighted with the welcoming environment of the university and the state of Nebraska, as well as the exceptional talent and can-do attitude that is present here. I’m grateful for the confidence in our collective work that the Board of Regents and President Bounds have shown through this contract extension. The initiatives that we’ve begun are long-term and will benefit UNMC, Nebraska Medicine and all of the communities that we serve for decades to come. I’m excited to lead these and other efforts over the next years. I look forward to working with our faculty, staff and students – as well as community, state and university partners – to make this state and beyond a healthier place.”
Recent accomplishments during Dr. Gold’s tenure include: