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Trev Alberts has served as Vice Chancellor for Athletics since July 2021.
Alberts returned to his alma mater after leading the athletics department for 12 years at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Alberts’ tenure at UNO was marked by successes in competition and in academics; by transitioning the university’s athletic programs to NCAA Division I in 2011; and by establishing new homes for many UNO athletics teams, including Baxter Arena, the Maverick Park baseball/softball complex and the soccer pitch at Caniglia Field.
Throughout his tenure in Omaha, Alberts was focused on enhancing the student-athlete experience, including the construction and staffing of the Hamilton Academic Excellence Room and the development of the Ethel S. Abbott Student-Athlete Development Wing. Those efforts paid off in student-athletes posting consistent collective semester grade point averages above 3.3 for 18 consecutive semesters, including at least a 3.5 in each of his final three semesters.
In addition, Alberts and his team led Omaha Athletics into a partnership with Learfield, a national leader in the marketing of collegiate athletics, and developed Omaha Sports Properties. As the exclusive corporate sponsorship sales unit for UNO Athletics, Omaha Sports Properties further enhanced revenue and increased brand prominence locally, regionally and nationally.
Alberts was the fifth pick in the 1994 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts and played for the Colts until 1996. Following his NFL career, he served as an analyst on college and professional football games for major national networks, including ESPN, CNN/SI and CBS Sports Network.
As a Husker student-athlete, Alberts earned the NCAA’s highest honor, the Today’s Top Six Award. A three-time academic All-Big Eight honoree, he was a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication studies.