In weeklong trip, NU President Bounds to talk with Nebraskans about growing the state

August 28, 2017

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will spend the next week on the road, talking with Nebraskans about the work of their university and opportunities ahead to join together to grow the state.

Bounds will make stops in Seward, Scottsbluff, North Platte, Grand Island and Kearney, engaging with taxpayers, community and business leaders, policymakers, donors, news media, members of the Board of Regents, and university faculty, staff and students along the way. Among other topics, Bounds will discuss NU’s broad reach across the state, including its $3.9 billion annual economic impact and the 11,000 graduates it produces for the workforce each year, along with goals to do even more to serve citizens in Nebraska and around the world.

“I’m excited to be on the road again, talking with Nebraskans about the many ways the university is working on their behalf,” Bounds said. “From educating the future workforce, to serving the needs of agriculture and health care and business, to doing research that touches our daily lives, the University of Nebraska is a major driver of the state’s economic vitality and quality of life. We’re in a great position to join with our public- and private-sector partners to grow our state for the future. I look forward to hearing Nebraskans’ ideas on how we can do that.”

Members of the media are welcome to join Bounds at the following stops. All Nebraskans are invited to keep up with Bounds by following @hankbounds.

Monday, Aug. 28 11:45 a.m.: Remarks at Seward Kiwanis Club luncheon
Seward Civic Center, 616 Bradford St.

Tuesday, Aug. 29
11:15 a.m. MST: Visit to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Research & Extension Center
4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff

11:45 a.m. MST: Remarks at Scottsbluff-Gering Rotary Club luncheon
Scottsbluff Country Club, 5014 Avenue I

Wednesday, Aug. 30
9:15 a.m.: Visit to University of Nebraska-Lincoln West Central Research & Extension Center
402 W. State Farm Road, North Platte

Thursday, Aug. 31 4 p.m.: Opening remarks at inaugural University of Nebraska at Kearney Warner Lecture Series (Chancellor Doug Kristensen is the keynote speaker; lecture is free and open to the public)
Copeland Hall 142, 2507 11th Ave., Kearney

Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska