Notes from Campus

Chancellor's Messages

Ronnie D. Green, Ph.D.

Welcome Back

To the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community of students, faculty and staff:

I am excited to welcome everyone back to campus as we launch a new semester in a new year. I hope each one of you had quality time for rest, reflection and celebration during the holiday break.

Chief of Staff and Associate to the Chancellor update

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Zeleny as chief of staff and associate to the chancellor, effective Jan. 5, 2018. This move follows the announcement last week that Bill Nunez will become interim vice chancellor for business and finance, upon the retirement of Christine Jackson. Mike will serve as a senior adviser and will report directly to me on a wide variety of strategic and executive duties, special projects and initiatives involving the chancellor’s office and its priorities, including internal and external relations.

Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance update

Dear Colleagues:

As you are all aware, in the past few months a search committee led by Dr. Donde Plowman and Dr. Mike Boehm has been working diligently to identify potential vice chancellor for business and finance candidates. A thorough national search with the assistance of search consultant professionals from Witt/Kieffer led to the identification and interviews of four finalists on campus this fall. Unfortunately, we were not successful in filling the position with the right person to lead our efforts moving forward from this search process.

2018 United Way Campaign

Faculty and Staff,

Many of you have already contributed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s United Way Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services, and I sincerely thank you for your support of our community.

2018 United Way Campaign

Faculty and staff,

Student resources related to DACA

Dear students,

I hope that the first few weeks of your semester have gone well. I am writing today concerning the announcement earlier this week of pending changes in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Welcome to the '17-'18 academic year

Faculty, Staff, and Students-

I am so excited to welcome our collective family at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the start of this unprecedented 2017-18 academic year—a year sure to be filled with optimism, discovery and progress. We are entering the year with record student enrollment for the second year in a row, as an ever-expanding campus equipped to lead with our cutting-edge research and teaching, and as a mature full member of the Big Ten academic and athletic conference.

The Passing of Juan Franco

To our collective University of Nebraska-Lincoln family:

I am deeply saddened to inform you that our dear friend, student champion, and valued colleague Juan Franco passed away yesterday in Houston, Texas. Dr. Franco served admirably for more than a decade as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s vice chancellor for student affairs. He very recently returned to the faculty in our College of Education and Human Sciences.