News Releases
Date Headline
07/28/2004 Board of Regents Schedule: August 6-7, 2004
Please note: All of the activities associated with the August meeting of the Board of Regents will take place in Nebraska City.
07/25/2004 Milliken, Family Plan Trip Across Nebraska
J.B. Milliken, the incoming president of the University of Nebraska, will spend his first days on the job traveling with his family from west to east across the state. The tour will begin in the Scottsbluff-Gering area at an informal meeting with university staff members and area residents in the Panhandle. It will continue through a number of Nebraska communities, including Sidney, Ogallala, North Platte, Lexington, Hastings, Kearney, and Grand Island. At each stop there will be opportunities for planned or impromptu visits.
07/01/2004 Presidential Graduate Fellowships Announced
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has announced the awarding of seven Presidential Graduate Fellowships for academic year 2004-2005. Six of the students are seeking Ph.D. degrees --three at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, two at the University of Nebraska Medical Center-- and one at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. One student is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The fellowships include stipends of $16,500 at UNL and $20,000 at UNMC. At UNO, the fellowships provide $15,000 for the Ph.D. candidate and $12,000 for the master’s degree candidate.
05/21/2004 Regents Select Milliken as NU President
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has selected James B. (“J.B.”) Milliken to be the new president of the university effective August 1.
05/20/2004 News Conference Set for May 22

We plan to hold a news conference immediately following the University of Nebraska Board of Regents special emergency meeting tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5/22). The meeting will be held in the Board Room, Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln.

05/19/2004 Regents Call Special Meeting for May 22
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has scheduled a special meeting for Saturday, May 22. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider the appointment of the next president of the university.

05/18/2004 Admiral James O. Ellis has withdrawn his candidacy for the presidency of the University of Nebraska. Ellis notified Don Blank, Chairman of the Board of Regents, by email late this morning that he no longer wants to be considered for the position.
Admiral James O. Ellis has withdrawn his candidacy for the presidency of the University of Nebraska. Ellis notified Don Blank, Chairman of the Board of Regents, by email late this morning that he no longer wants to be considered for the position.
05/17/2004 Regents Announce Additional Interviews
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents today voted to continue the search process for a new president of the university by holding two additional public interviews.
05/12/2004 Regents Set Meeting to Evaluate Presidential Finalists
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has called a special meeting for Tuesday, May 18, to begin at 9:00 a.m.
05/06/2004 Three Regents to Meet with Finalist on May 9
Because they will be unable to attend the scheduled May 11 interview with Dr. Peter Hoff, president of the University of Maine, three members of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents plan to meet with him on Sunday, May 9. Dr. Hoff is a finalist for the presidency of the University of Nebraska.

05/05/2004 Gustafson to Receive Nebraska Builder Award

Mark Gustafson has been selected to receive the Nebraska Builder Award -- the highest non-academic award granted by the University of Nebraska. University Board of Regents policies specify that the award be given only to individuals who have literally been “builders” of the university or the State of Nebraska.

05/04/2004 SHE Conference for High School Girls Set for May 13

The fourth annual SHE conference has been set for Thursday, May 13 at the Nebraska Union on the city campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

05/03/2004 Schedules for University Presidential Finalists
Don Blank, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, has released the following schedules of public events for the four finalists for the position of president of the university:
04/29/2004 Blank Thanks Committee, Sets Plan for Naming President
Don Blank, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents today congratulated the search committee which has released the names of finalists for the position of president of the university. “I want to congratulate the members of the committee for all their hard work over the past several months,” Blank said. “I am extremely pleased with the slate of finalists they have presented for consideration by the Board of Regents. It will be a challenge to pick one person from this outstanding list to be the next university president.”
04/29/2004 Finalists for University of Nebraska President Named
The committee named by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents last October to identify finalists for the position of president of the University has named four finalists.
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