Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln, representing District 1 on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, today assumed the role of chairman of the Board after serving as vice chairman in 2022.
Regent Rob Schafer of Beatrice, representing District 5, was elected vice chairman of the Board.
Clare, a partner at Rembolt Ludtke law firm in Lincoln, was elected to the Board in 2008. He served as chairman in 2013 and 2019. Clare earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s and law degrees from Creighton University.
He serves on the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency and has held a wide range of civic leadership roles. Clare recently received the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s highest individual honor, the Roger T. Larson Community Builder Award, in recognition of his extensive civic engagement.
Schafer is a partner at Smith Schafer Davis Gaertig LLC and a livestock owner/operator. He is a staff judge advocate and lieutenant colonel in the Nebraska Air National Guard. Schafer earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from UNL. He was appointed to the Board in 2013, elected in 2014 and served as chairman in 2018.