Robert M Schafer
Robert M. Schafer
Personal and Professional
Civic Activities and Memberships
Professional Associations and Memberships
Randolph Ferlic M.D.
Vice Chairman 2007
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
Bethany Lutheran Church, Lyons, NE
Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement
Outstanding Alumnus Award -- Central Community College-Platte Campus
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
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Jordan Koch is a junior studying Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish, and hopes to remain in the Omaha area to begin her career as an educator. Originally from Yankton, South Dakota, Jordan chose to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha because it cares about each individual student. She has been involved since her freshman year in University Housing and Student Government, holding various leadership positions in each. Currently she is employed as a student worker for the Student Involvement Subdivision. In her free time, Jordan likes to spend time outdoors, dance, and surround herself with family and friends, and is looking forward to her term as the University of Nebraska at Omaha Student Regent.
Elected to the Board of Regents 2014
Kevin Knudson is a political science major from Omaha, Nebraska. Apart from being the President of ASUN, Kevin is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity where he serves on the executive board. This past year, Kevin was selected to be a member of Mortar Board honors society and mentors a high school student through the Nebraska Human Resources Institute. His parents, John and Karen Knudson, still live in Omaha and his older sister, Katie, lives and works in Pennsylvania.
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Originally from Kearney, Connor Schulte is currently a junior Organizational and Relational Communications major and an Advertising and Public Relations minor. She has been highly involved in the UNK student government since her freshman year, holding the positions of senator representing the freshman class, the University College, and the College of Fine Arts and Humanities. Connor also served as chairwoman of the Facilities & Campus Development committee for two terms and was previously a representative on the Faculty Senate Student Affairs committee. She is excited for her upcoming term and looks forward to serving on the Board of Regents.