Final events with University presidential priority candidate announced

November 6, 2019
Ted Carter headshot

The University of Nebraska announced today a final set of public forums with the priority candidate to serve as NU’s next president, Walter “Ted” Carter, Jr., VADM (Ret.).

Carter next week will visit Columbus, Norfolk, Fremont and Scottsbluff, bringing to a close a statewide vetting tour that has included stops in a dozen Nebraska communities. Carter was named the priority candidate for president by a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents at its Oct. 25 meeting. His appointment is now subject to a 30-day public review period before the Board could consider naming him president-elect.

Events in Kearney, Curtis, North Platte, Grand Island, Lincoln, Beatrice, Nebraska City and Omaha have been previously announced. Details on the additional events follow:

Monday, November 11

9 to 10:30 a.m.: Columbus community forum
Central Community College, West Education Center Room 205, 4500 63rd St., Columbus

Noon to 2 p.m.: Norfolk community forum
Northeast Community College, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Norfolk

4 to 6 p.m.: Fremont dinner forum
Fremont Golf Club, 2710 N. Somers Ave., Fremont

Tuesday, November 12

10 to 11:30 a.m. MST: Community forum at the Panhandle Research & Extension Center
4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff

Noon to 1 p.m. MST: Community lunch with the Scottsbluff Rotary Club
Scottsbluff Country Club, 5014 Avenue I, Scottsbluff

Carter is the immediate past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and a former president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Nebraskans are invited to submit feedback to the Board anytime during the 30-day review period by contacting

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