Board Members
Date Recipient
04/03/2013 Robert M Schafer
District 5

Robert M. Schafer
114 North 6th Street
Beatrice, NE  68310
(402) 228-3443
(402) 228-3406 (facsimile)
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District 5

Elected to the Board of Regents 2014
Appointed to Board of Regents by Governor David Heineman on March 20, 2013

Personal and Professional
Born in Pawnee City
Married to Andrea Darling, two children
Carlson, Schafer & Davis – Managing Partner
Practice Areas: Agricultural Law, Banking and Corporate Law, Estate
Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law and Taxation
Farm Real Estate and Livestock Owner/Operator
Nebraska Air National Guard – Staff Judge Advocate, Major (Lieutenant Colonel Select)

Education
University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, Business, 1991
Pawnee City Public High School, Diploma, 1986

Civic Activities and Memberships
3rd Degree Master Mason Lodges 23 and 26
Air Force Association
American Legion Post 39
American Veterans Association
Beatrice Chamber of Commerce
Beatrice Mary YMCA – Past Board Member
Beatrice Rotary Club – Current Member and Past President
Ducks Unlimited
Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 531
Military Officers Association of America
National Guard Association of Nebraska
National Guard Association of the United States
National Rifle Association of America
Nebraska Alumni Association
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce – Current Board Member
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
Pheasants Forever
Sesostris Shrine
St. John Lutheran Church
United Service Organization ‐ USO
United Services Automobile Association ‐ USAA

Professional Associations and Memberships
Kansas State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association Budget and Planning Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Council – Past Member
Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Committee ‐ Vice Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section – Past Vice Chair
Tri County Bar Association – President

Bar Admissions
Nebraska State Court, 1996
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1996
Kansas State Court, 1997
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1997

Military Affiliations
Company B, 2/134th Infantry, Auburn/Falls City, Nebraska – Enlisted Member, 1985‐1993
Nebraska National State Area Command, Lincoln, Nebraska – Law Clerk, 1993‐1997
35th Infantry Division Headquarters, Leavenworth, Kansas – Assistant Judge Advocate, 1997‐2000
130th Field Artillery Brigade, Topeka, Kansas ‐ Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 2000‐2003
67th Area Support Group, Lincoln, Nebraska – Staff Judge Advocate, 2003‐2005
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Assistant Judge Advocate, 2005‐2007
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Deputy Judge Advocate, 2007‐2010
155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Staff Judge Advocate, 2010‐Present

02/01/2013 Randolph Ferlic M.D.


District 3

Chairman 2008
Vice Chairman 2007
Re-elected 2006
Re-elected 2000
Chairman 2000
Vice-chairman 1999
Elected to the Board of Regents in 1994

Personal and Professional
Born in Columbus, Nebraska on April 7, 1955
Married to Kate Borchman on December 31, 1991, two children
Program Director, Center for Rural Affairs

Community Activities
Bethany Lutheran Church, Lyons, NE

Awards/Honors
Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement
Outstanding Alumnus Award -- Central Community College-Platte Campus

Education
Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Graduate of Lakeview High School in Columbus

Professional Memberships and Service
U. S. Department of Agriculture Commission on Small Farms, 1997-1999
Nebraska Network 21 Food Systems Committee, 1993-1997
Keystone Center Structure of Agriculture Group
Former co-chairman, North Central Region Technical Committee, USDA Low Input Sustainable Agriculture Research Program
External Advisory Committee on Bioethics, Iowa State University, 1987-1990
Advisory committee for the Human Systems Research Team, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 1990-1994
Board of Directors, Bread for the World, 1988-1994
USDA Agricultural Science and Technology Review Board, 1991-1996
Agriculture Builders of Nebraska
01/30/2013 Brock Lewis

UNL Student Regent University of Nebraska at Omaha
Milo Bail Center, 1st Floor
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-2620
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Elected to the Board of Regents 2015

Brock Lewis was raised in Seward, Nebraska. He is a junior Bioinformatics major with minors in Computer Science and Chemistry. He has been involved with student government since first enrolling at UNO, having represented both his freshman class and the College of IS&T as a senator. Brock is involved with Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, serving as an executive member for the last year, and upon graduation he plans to pursue a career in dentistry.

01/30/2013 Andrew Shaw
UNMC Student Regent University of Nebraska Medical Center
984255 Nebraska Medical Center
6001 Bennett Hall
Omaha, NE 68198-4255
(402) 559-7276
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Elected to the Board of Regents 2015

Andrew Shaw, was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but lived for a short time in both Wisconsin and Oregon before returning to Nebraska in 2001. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013. Andrew is a second year physical therapy student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with expected graduation May, 2016. He is currently President of the Physical Therapy Class of 2016 and Co-Chairman for the annual PT philanthropy benefitting the Arthritis Foundation. After graduation Andrew intends on pursing a Sport Residency Program to allow him to earn a Sports Certified Specialist certification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

01/30/2013 Thien Chau

UNL Student Regent University of Nebraska-Lincoln
136 Nebraska Union
14th and "R" Streets
Lincoln, NE 68588-0461
(402) 472-2581
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Elected to the Board of Regents 2015 

Thien Chau was born in Vietnam and moved to California at the age of three, eventually settling in Omaha when he was fifteen. Thien is a Political Science and Environmental Studies double major, with an Economics minor. Outside of being the ASUN President, Thien is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and served on the executive board. He is also a member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society. Thien is highly involved in sustainability, and served on the ASUN Environmental Sustainability Committee for the past two years. He looks forward to working with the Board and taking a holistic approach at all matters of student and administrative affairs.

01/30/2013 Evan Calhoun

UNK Student Regent University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nebraskan Student Union - 142 J
905 West 25th Street
Kearney, NE 68849
(308) 865-8155
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Elected to the Board of Regents 2015

From North Platte, Nebraska, Evan Calhoun is currently a junior studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Apart from being the Student Body President/Student Regent, he is involved in the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. His parents and sister live in North Platte. He is extremely honored and excited to begin this new journey on the Board of Regents.

01/30/2013 Hal Daub
01/30/2013 Bob Phares
01/30/2013 Howard Hawks
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