President Bounds at Innovation Campus
Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D.
The 7th President of the
University of Nebraska
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A Message from the President
Hank M. Bounds, Ph.D., became the seventh president of the University of Nebraska on April 13, 2015.

Welcome to the University of Nebraska—the state’s only public university, home to 51,000 diverse students and 13,000 talented faculty and staff working to serve you through education, research and outreach. I am honored and humbled to serve as president of this great institution. Together, I believe we can make the University of Nebraska a true giant in higher education, doing more than ever to impact the lives of students and people in our state and around the world.

As a new Nebraskan, my priority for the weeks and months ahead is getting to know the people and communities of this great state. My family and I are excited to call Nebraska home and experience all that it has to offer.

I look forward to spending time on the campuses and with the people whose passion for this university make it one of the nation’s leading institutions: the students and faculty who are our lifeblood, the farmers and ranchers whose partnership is helping us lead the way in feeding the world, the business leaders who hire our graduates and help bring our innovations to the market, and the countless alumni and friends whose support, vision and generosity contribute enormously to our momentum.

I invite you to dream with me on what it means for the University of Nebraska to be a giant—and how we can get there together. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to share your ideas and comments. Thank you for your interest and support of the University of Nebraska, and I look forward to working with you to build a stronger future for the people of our state.

Hank M. Bounds

President, University of Nebraska
Presidential Calendar
National Association of System Heads Meetings
8:30 a.m. | Baltimore, MD
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Council of Presidents Meeting
7:45 a.m. | Alexandria, VA
Cattlemen’s Ball
9 a.m. | Princeton, NE
NU Retirees Luncheon
11:30 a.m. | LaVista, NE
University-wide Teaching, Research and Engagement Awards Luncheon
Noon | Omaha, NE
Lincoln East High School Senior Breakfast
7 a.m. | Lincoln, NE
Innovation in Pedagogy & Technology Symposium
1:30 p.m. | Lincoln, NE
UNL Commencement
9:30 a.m. | Lincoln, NE
UNO Commencement
3 p.m. | Omaha, NE
UNK Honors Breakfast
8 a.m. | Kearney, NE