The day will begin with a community breakfast highlighted by comments from Gov. Dave Heineman and University President James B. Milliken, followed by morning panel presentations featuring Fremont community leaders who will discuss education and economic development issues.
The brief afternoon BOR meeting will deal with approval of the purchase of a low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The microscope will be the key instrument in the Department of Physics and Astronomy for continuing research into the structure, electronic properties and magnetism of nanostructures.
The day’s events and activities will take place at the Midland Lutheran College Event Center, 900 North Clarkson, Fremont.
The agenda for the day follows:
8 a.m. Community breakfast
Dialogue with University President James B. Milliken and Gov. Dave Heineman
10 -11 a.m. Panel Discussion on Education Issues
Topic: Developing Talent for the 21st Century
Facilitator: Marty Mahler, Coordinator, Nebraska P-16 Initiative
Panelists: Dr. Stave Sexton, Superintendent, Fremont Public Schools
Joann Lehman, educator, Fremont Public Schools
Dr. Rod Koerber, President, Fremont Public School Board
Todd Hansen, Executive Director, Fremont Area Center for Metropolitan Community College
11 a.m.-Noon Panel Discussion on Economic Development Issues
Topic: Progressive Regional Economic Development
Facilitator: Pete Kotsiopulos, Vice President for University Affairs, University of Nebraska
Panelists: Russ Peterson, President, Nye Senior Services, Inc.
Bart Qualsett, Executive Vice President, Fremont National Bank
Bob Hartwig, City Administrator, City of Fremont
Steve Leonard, President, McDonald’s and Leonard Management, Inc.
1 p.m. Board of Regents meeting
The full BOR agenda for the July meeting is posted on the University of Nebraska Web site at: http://www.nebraska.edu/.