November 5, 2018 – University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today that following an 18-month period of growth and momentum for the University of Nebraska at Omaha under the interim leadership of Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., he has named Dr. Gold as the priority candidate for the position of UNO chancellor.
If approved by the Board of Regents, Dr. Gold would serve as chancellor until June 30, 2022, at which time NU would initiate a national search for a successor at UNO.
Dr. Gold, chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2014, has led UNO on an interim basis since 2017 following an initial national search for a new chancellor. In that time, UNO has been on a significant upward trajectory. UNO’s individual and collaborative successes with UNMC span enrollment and student outcomes, academic program development, research, technology transfer, private philanthropy, facilities growth and operational efficiency and effectiveness.
Continued leadership by Dr. Gold in the immediate future provides the best opportunity for those successes to grow, Bounds said.
As required by state law, Dr. Gold’s selection will now undergo a 30-day public vetting period before his appointment is considered by the Board of Regents. The vetting period will include an open forum at 8:30 a.m. at UNO’s Thompson Alumni Forum where faculty, staff, students, news media and members of the public are invited to ask questions and provide feedback.
The forum will also be live-streamed online. Additional details are forthcoming.
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