Position Overview

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The University of Nebraska invites applications and nominations for the position of President of the University of Nebraska. The President is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and provides overall leadership for its multi-campus system.

The University of Nebraska is the state's only public university and has served Nebraskans through teaching, research, and engagement for 150 years. The University's four campuses—including a leading Big Ten flagship campus in Lincoln, a metropolitan campus in Omaha, an undergraduate-focused campus in Kearney, and an academic health science center—are home to a student body of over 52,000 and a workforce of 16,000 faculty and staff. A tremendous asset to Nebraska and its citizens—academically, culturally and economically—the university strives to help build and sustain a state that offers educational and economic opportunities and an excellent quality of life. As one of the state’s most prominent public leaders, the president also serves as a vital advocate for education and economic development.


  • Proven Leader
  • Prioritizes Higher Education, Academic, and Research Excellence
  • Committed to "One Nebraska"
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Political Acumen
  • Fundraiser
  • Values Diversity and Inclusion
  • Views University as a Global Leader
  • Values Intercollegiate Athletics

A complete Leadership Profile may be downloaded using the link at the top of this page. For further information about the University of Nebraska, please visit

Nominations and Applications

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials electronically by the target date of September 6, 2019 to and should include:

1) a letter of interest describing relevant experience; and, 2) a current curriculum vitae. All candidate names will remain confidential.

Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, Dr. Sally Mason, Dr. Garry W. Owens, and Ms. Kimberly Templeton will be assisting the University of Nebraska Presidential Search Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Should prospective nominators or potential candidates have questions, they are encouraged to contact the consultants directly by email prior to submitting materials.


The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.