Barbara Weitz

Regent Barbara Weitz

Elected to the Board of Regents 2018


  • Born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Married to Wally Weitz, three children, 6 grandchildren
  • Retired UNO Faculty member


  • Westside High School
  • Carleton College, BA, 1970
  • New York University, MPA, 1973
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, MSW, 1991
  • Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University, 1993- ABD

Professional Life

  • First female summer substitute mail carrier summer of 1969
  • Administrative Assistant, Governor’s Office, Minnesota, 1970
  • Assistant for Graphics Firm, Headliners, New York, 1971-1973
  • Research Secretary, G.A.  Saxton, New York, 1973-1974
  • Office Manager
  • Christian Education Director, Presbyterian Church of the Master
  • Graduate Assistant, UNO School of Social Work, 1987
  • Full time Instructor, School of Social Work, 1991-2007

Community Activity

  • Treasurer, Methodist Hospital Gift Shop
  • Volunteer Newsletter Editor, Methodist Hospital


  • Elder and Deacon, Presbyterian Church
  • Chair, Peace Education Committee
  • Chair, Refugee Resettlement Committee
  • Chair, Counseling Ministry Committee
  • Founding Board Chair
    • Samaritan Counseling Center of the Midlands
  • National Board Member, Samaritan Institute

Community Leadership

Board Leadership

  • Camp Fire Girls
  • Methodist Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Board
  • Social Settlement
  • Planned Parenthood
  • All Our Kids
  • Carleton Parents Organization
  • Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha
  • Building Bright Futures
  • Avenue Scholars
  • University of Nebraska Foundation
    • Chair Grants Committee
    • Executive Committee
  • Omaha Girls Rock
  • Foundation for Community Encouragement
    • Member of National Advisory Board
    • Co-Chair, Omaha Ongoing Community
  • Nebraska Families and Children Foundation
  • Omaha Social Settlement Advisory Committee
  • Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Advisory Committee
  • Omaha Women’s Fund Giving Circle
  • Co-Chair, Carleton College Capital Campaign
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Capital Campaign Committee
  • Urban League of Nebraska
  • UNO CPACS Advisory Committee
  • UNO Community Engagement Center Advisory Committee
  • Carleton College Capital Campaign, Advisor


  • Four Year Regent Scholarship 1966
  • Graduate Dean Thesis Award 1991
  • Lifetime Member of United Presbyterian Women
  • UNO Outstanding Teaching Award
    • College of Public Affairs and Community Service
  • Greater Omaha Women’s Fund Women’s Spirit Award
  • UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service
    • Outstanding Alumni Award
  • Theta Epsilon Phi Alpha Honor Society Inductee
  • Life Saving Research Association Award with Wally


  • “Research:  Infusing Service Learning into Research, Social Policy and Community-Based Practice” in Social Work and Service Learning, 2007, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • “Engaging Students in Macro Issues Through Community-Based Learning:  The Policy, Practice and Research Sequence” in The Journal of Teaching in Social Work, Vol 27(3/4) 2007.
  • Women and Leadership Report, 2007, Omaha Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha.