A Year-End Note from Chancellor Green

Chancellor's Messages

Ronnie D. Green, Ph.D.

A Year-End Note from Chancellor Green

Dear faculty and staff colleagues,

Thank you! As we wrap up finals and close the books on another academic year, we have a lot to celebrate. 

This weekend, we will award 3,257 degrees to graduate and undergraduate students – the largest graduating class in university history.  As a member of our brilliant faculty or staff, this is your achievement as much as it is theirs – congratulations.  I am very proud that our graduates can confidently go forward into the future ahead well equipped with a highly valuable Nebraska education, provided by all of you.

Our graduating class of 2018 represents 61 countries from around the globe, 46 states from the United States, and more than 75 counties from within Nebraska.  The collective set of experiences, perspectives, cultures and knowledge in this group of people — and in our amazing collective university community — represent the rich tapestry that is core to our mission. 

As we approach this great university’s 150th anniversary in the year to come, there is no doubt in my mind that we live in a time where the power and promise of higher education has never been more acutely needed.  I know this has been a challenging year at times.  And I want you to know how very much I appreciate your dedication to excellence, your passion for life-long learning and knowledge generation, and what you do every day to enable critical thinking empowered by education.

Those of you attending the commencement ceremonies of the next few days will hear me say “to those whom much has been given, even more is required.” As we send our graduates out into the world, your work will allow them to use their Husker Power to make an impact through everything and everyone they touch. 

Again, thank you.  Because of you, there is no place like Nebraska.