02/16/2016
UNL chancellor finalists announced

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that following a national search, four finalists have been identified for the chancellor position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Over a two-week period beginning next Monday, each of the finalists will visit UNL for interviews, meetings with campus and community stakeholders, and public forums that will provide Nebraskans opportunities to meet the candidates, ask questions and offer feedback.

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02/16/2016 UNL Chancellor Finalists Campus Visits: Public Schedule and Feedback
UNL Chancellor Finalists Campus Visits: Public Schedule and Feedback

Each of the four UNL Chancellor finalists will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for public forums prior to the final selection being made. Below is information on each finalist’s public forum schedule/stakeholder engagement opportunities, as well as a link to give feedback on that finalist.

Sabah U. Randhawa, Ph.D.
Visit Dates: February 21 - 23, 2016
Each of the forums listed below is open for all to attend.
FEB
22
Staff Forum
2 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
22
Faculty Forum
3 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
22
Student Forum
4 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
22
Media Availability
5 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
23
Research Faculty Forum
9:45 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
23
Open Forum
10:30 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL

April C. Mason, Ph.D.
Visit Dates: February 23 - 25, 2016
Each of the forums listed below is open for all to attend.
FEB
24
Staff Forum
2 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
24
Faculty Forum
3 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
24
Student Forum
4 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
24
Media Availability
5 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
25
Research Faculty Forum
9:45 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
FEB
25
Open Forum
10:30 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL

Daniel A. Reed, Ph.D.
Visit Dates: February 29 - March 2, 2016
Each of the forums listed below is open for all to attend.
MAR
1
Staff Forum
2 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
MAR
1
Faculty Forum
3 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
MAR
1
Student Forum
4 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
MAR
1
Media Availability
5 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
MAR
2
Research Faculty Forum
9:45 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL
MAR
2
Open Forum
10:30 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Auditorium | UNL

Ronald D. Green, Ph.D.
Visit Dates: March 2 - 4, 2016
Each of the forums listed below is open for all to attend.
MAR
3
Staff Forum
2 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Regency A | UNL
MAR
3
Faculty Forum
3 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Colonial A & B | UNL
MAR
3
Student Forum
4 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Colonial A & B | UNL
MAR
3
Media Availability
5 p.m. | City Campus Student Union, Colonial A & B | UNL
MAR
4
Research Faculty Forum
9:45 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Colonial A | UNL
MAR
4
Open Forum
10:30 a.m. | City Campus Student Union, Colonial A | UNL
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Sabah U. Randhawa. Ph.D.

Provost and Executive Vice President

Oregon State University

Sabah Randhawa serves as Oregon State University’s Provost and Executive Vice President. As the University’s second ranking administrator, Dr. Randhawa serves as the chief operating officer and chief academic officer, reporting directly to the President.

As the chief academic officer, the Provost/Executive Vice President provides intellectual leadership to the entire university. The responsibility includes oversight of functions that enable success of the academic enterprise, including faculty and student services, information and technology services, research and graduate program administration, the university's global diversity and internationalization agenda, Statewide Public Service Programs (Agricultural Experiment Station, Forest Research Laboratory, and the OSU Extension Service) and activities related to distance and continuing education. The Provost works closely with the Vice President for Research to advance the university's research agenda and to bring a research experience to undergraduate and graduate education throughout the university. The Provost serves as liaison to the OSU Faculty Senate and is responsible for maintaining liaison relationships with academic officers of other public universities within Oregon, Oregon community colleges, and independent higher education institutions in Oregon and throughout the nation.

As the chief operating officer, the Provost is responsible for the university's budget and infrastructure planning, and for continuing the development and implementation of the university's strategic plan. The Provost serves as the Chief Executive Officer of OSU in the absence of the President.

Dr. Randhawa has held a number of administrative positions at OSU including Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and International Programs, Interim Dean for the College of Business, Associate Dean for Operations in the College of Engineering, and Department Head for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and a M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial engineering.

Reporting directly to the Provost are:

  • Deans of eleven academic colleges, the Graduate School and the University Honors College
  • Vice Provosts for Academic Affairs, Information Services, International Programs, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Studies and University Outreach and Engagement
  • Associate Provosts for Enrollment Management and Extended Campus
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Vice President for OSU-Cascades Campus

Links


April C. Mason, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President

Kansas State University

April Mason serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University. As the university’s Chief Academic Officer, Provost Mason provides oversight and leadership to the academic dimensions of the university and ensures the university’s academic standards. She serves as the second-ranking administrator, responsible for undergraduate and graduate academic programs on three campuses. The deans of the nine academic colleges, the Libraries, Graduate School, Global Campus, and the CEOs of both K-State Salina and K-State Olathe report to Mason. University offices also reporting to Mason include Undergraduate Studies, Diversity, International Programs, the Staley School of Leadership Studies, the Center for Engagement and Community Development, the Office of Sustainability, and Information Technology Services.

Since her arrival at Kansas State University in January of 2010, Mason has worked closely with the president as a key driver of the K-State 2025 strategic plan and is committed to achieving significant progress toward K-State becoming a top 50 public research university by 2025. Provost Mason currently chairs the University Budget Advisory Committee, works closely with the K-State Foundation and President Schulz on the university’s comprehensive development campaign, is responsible for the university’s academic reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents, and serves on several boards, including K-State Athletics and the Kansas State University Research Foundation (KSURF).

In addition to her work on campus, Mason is deeply committed to the future of higher education in Kansas and across the country. She currently serves as chair of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Council on Academic Affairs and the President of the newly formed Association of Chief Academic Officers, an affiliate organization of the American Council on Education.

Mason came to K-State from the position of Dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State University. Before Colorado State University, Mason was on the faculty and served as an administrator at Purdue University in the College of Consumer and Family Science and the Department of Foods and Nutrition.

Mason holds her doctorate degree in Nutrition and her master's degree in Botany from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN and her undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. Her primary research areas have been food security and nutrient availability from plant food products. April has traveled extensively with her research work, most notably in Costa Rica and Indonesia.

Links


Daniel A. Reed. Ph.D

Vice President for Research and Economic Development

University Chair in Computational Science and Bioinformatics

Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Medicine

University of Iowa

Daniel A. Reed is Vice President for Research and Economic Development, as well as University Chair in Computational Science and Bioinformatics and Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Medicine, at the University of Iowa. In this role, he oversees the university’s portfolio of over $400M in externally funded research; the university’s campus-wide research centers; its economic development mission, faculty startups and corporate licensing; its Pentacrest museums and mobile outreach to schools and communities; and several state agencies, including the State Hygienic Laboratory and the Office of the State Archaeologist.

Previously, he was Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Technology Policy and Extreme Computing, where he helped shape Microsoft's long-term vision for technology innovations in cloud computing and the company's associated policy engagement with governments and institutions around the world. Before joining Microsoft, he was the founding director of the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also served as Chancellor’s Eminent Professor and Vice Chancellor for Information Technology. Prior to that, he was the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). He was also one of the principal investigators and chief architect for the NSF TeraGrid, an $80M+ national project to provide advanced computing infrastructure for scientific and engineering discovery.

Dr. Reed has served as a member of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). He is the past chair of the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and currently serves on its government affairs committee. He has also served as a member of the ICANN Generic Names Supporting Organization Council. He currently chairs the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee and serves as a member of the executive committee for the APLU’s Council on Research and the Board of Advisors for the Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities in IT. Dr. Reed is a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE and the AAAS. He received his B.S. from the University of Missouri-Rolla (summa cum laude) and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University, all in computer science.

Links


Ronald D. Green, Ph.D.

Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Harlan Vice Chancellor, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (Interim)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Ronnie D. Green was appointed as the Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July 2010. In this role, he also jointly serves as the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system. Effective July 1, 2015 he also was appointed as the interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for UNL and currently serves in all three roles.

Green was raised on a mixed beef, dairy, and cropping farm in southwestern Virginia. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively. His Ph.D. program was completed jointly at the University of Nebraska and the USDAARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in animal breeding and genetics in 1988.

Ronnie has served on the animal science faculties of Texas Tech University and Colorado State University, and as the national program leader for animal production research for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and executive secretary of the White House’s interagency working group on animal genomics within the National Science and Technology Council where he was one of the principal leaders in the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome sequencing projects. Prior to returning to NU, Green served as senior global director of technical services for Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genomics business.

Dr. Green has published 130 refereed publications and abstracts, 9 book chapters, and 56 invited symposia papers; and has delivered invited presentations in 43 U.S. states and 21 countries around the world. He is a past-president of both the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the National Block and Bridle Club, and has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemens Beef Association, National Pork Board, Federated Animal Science Societies, National Research Council, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the Farm Foundation Roundtable, and several corporate task forces and boards. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2015.

Ronnie and best friend Jane Pauley Green are the proud parents of four children – Justin, a UNL history and political science student and political journalist in Washington, DC; Nate, a UNL business administration grad and current UNL law student; Kelli, a UNL senior majoring in advertising and public relations and global studies; and Regan, a UNL freshman majoring in early childhood education.

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09/04/2015 UNL Campus Forum - Sept. 10, 2015

All UNL faculty, staff, students and interested members of the public are invited to attend an open forum with search consultants Isaacson, Miller on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The forum will provide an opportunity to discuss with the search firm the desired qualities, skills and experience the next chancellor should have, key opportunities and challenges facing UNL, and other questions related to the search.

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