Board of Regents

Bob Whitehouse

Chairman, 2011, 2017
Vice Chairman 2010, 2016
Re-elected in 2012
Elected to the Board of Regents, 2006

Personal and Professional

  • Robert L. Whitehouse Educational Consultant
  • Retired Principal, Bryan Senior High School, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Wife, Kim, Principal at Sunny Slope Elementary School
  • Three children
  • Co-Coordinator, Middle School Learning Center Initiative, Omaha Public Schools, 2007 - present
  • Coordinator of Nebraska Educational Leadership Institute, UNL-Gallup Sponsored, 2004-2006
  • Educational Consultant, Omaha Public Schools, 2000-2005
  • Adjunct Professor, EDAD Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2001-2003
  • Principal, Bryan Senior High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1987-2000
  • Principal, Bryan Junior High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1983-1987
  • Assistant Principal, South High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1973-1983
  • Administrative Assistant, South High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1972-1973
  • Administrative Intern, South High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1971-1972
  • Teacher-Coach, Central High School, Omaha Public Schools, 1967-1971


  • Educational Specialist in Secondary Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Master of Science in Secondary School Administration, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Bachelors of Science in Physical Education/Biology, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • High School Diploma, Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Nebraska

Memberships and Offices in Professional Organizations

  • Phi Delta Kappa, 1990-2006
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1982-2000
  • National Urban Schools/Committee Charter Member, 1988
  • Nebraska Council School Administrators, 1983-2006
  • (Legislative Chair), 1991
  • Omaha School Administrators/Past President, 1971-2005
  • Region II Administrators Association/Past President, 1975-2006

Community Leadership: Membership, Offices and Activities

  • University of Nebraska President's Advisory Council, 2001-2006
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney Alumni Association Board, 2003-Present
  • Metropolitan Community College Foundation Board, 2000-2004
  • South Omaha Optimist Club/Past President, 1983-Present
  • Wells Fargo Bank of Nebraska Board of Directors, 1991-2004
  • Trinity United Methodist Church Administrative Board/Chair, 1982-Present
  • Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors/President, 1995-Present
  • Sarpy County SAFE POLICY Executive Board, 1992-2000
  • Youth Emergency Services Board of Directors/Past President, 1976-1987


  • Bryan High School Coaches Association Award for Excellence and Dedication to Student Athletes, 2005
  • South Omaha Optimist Sam Greenberg Award, 2001
  • Nebraska Council of School Administrators Distinguished Service Award, 2000
  • UNO Distinguished Alumni Award, 1999
  • National Milken Family Foundation Award, 1997
  • Nebraska Association of Secondary School Principals Distinguished Service Award, 1997
  • American G.I. Forum Veterans Family Organization Excellence in Education Award, 1997
  • Mayor of Omaha’s Key to the City (Education Award), 1997
  • Omaha Public Schools Outstanding Principal of the Year, 1997
  • Omaha World Herald Award for WorkKeys and Omaha 2000, 1994

Professional Development Activities

  • National Association Secondary School Principals Conferences, 1985-2000
  • Multicultural Non-Sexist Human Relations Course, 1997
  • Professional Organizational Enhancement Trainer, 1996-2003
  • Teamed with Omaha Job Clearinghouse and National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE), 1992-1998
  • District Internet Training for Administrators, 1996-1998