Beatrice Lawyer Named University Of Nebraska Regent

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Beatrice lawyer has been named to the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.

The office of Gov. Dave Heineman said Wednesday that he'd selected Robert Schafer for the District 5 seat, which covers a mostly rural expanse of southeast Nebraska.

The 45-year-old Schafer is replacing Lavon Heidemann on the board because the governor had appointed Heidemann as lieutenant governor to replace Rick Sheehy. Sheehy resigned Feb. 2 in a scandal involving calls from his state-issued cellphone to women other than his wife.

The governor's office says Schafer is a member of the Nebraska Air National Guard and owns and operates a farm in Pawnee County. The office also says Schafer is a member and director of a swine operation in Iowa.

Sixteen people applied for the open seat.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WOWT NBC Omaha 3501 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 (402) 346-6666 sixonline@wowt.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199192561 - wowt.com/a?a=199192561