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

April 19, 2017

Editor’s note: The on-site news media contact for Friday’s visit is Kelly Bartling, UNK assistant vice chancellor for communications and community relations, (308) 865-8455, (308) 224-7473 (cell) or

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska at Kearney on Friday, April 21, 2017. The Board will tour several facilities on campus and hear presentations related to student success, leading academic programs and other topics.

The full itinerary for Friday’s campus visit is as follows.

8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Overview
Presenter: Chancellor Doug Kristensen
Location: Health Science Education Complex

8:45 a.m.: Academic Quality and Experiential Learning
Presenter: Charlie Bicak, senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs

9:15 a.m.: Health Science Education Complex Tour
Presenters: Senior Vice Chancellor Bicak and Ryan Splittgerber, assistant professor in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Allied Health Professions

9:45 a.m.: Distance Presentation
Presenters: Chancellor Kristensen and UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey Gold, M.D.

10 a.m.: Break and relocate to Ockinga Center

10:15 a.m.: Improving Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention & Graduation Rates
Presenters: Ed Scantling, associate vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management; and Mary Sommers, director of financial aid

11:15 a.m.: Lunch with University Village Board and Burlington Capital representatives

  • Kearney community video and discussion
  • Burlington Capital presentation and discussion
  • Student panel on business and technology experiential learning

12:45 p.m.: Break

1 p.m.: Driving Tour

  • University Residence North and South
  • Otto Olsen Building
  • Fine Arts Building
  • UNK “Front Door” concept (Martin and Conrad halls)

2:15 p.m.: Wrap-up with Chancellor Kristensen
Location: Ockinga Conference Center

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