Board of Regents taking nominations for NU president search advisory committee

The board held an emergency closed meeting on Friday.
Mum is the word following Friday's emergency NU Board of Regents meeting.
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 3:33 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Mum is the word from the Nebraska Board of Regents about an emergency meeting held Friday morning.

The meeting started out as it always does, open to the public — in this case, via Zoom.

The only item on the agenda was going into a closed session on a personnel matter. 6 News was told the meeting was closed to prevent needlessly injuring the reputation of whoever had requested it.

The notice for the meeting was released at the same time University of Nebraska President Ted Carter’s departure to become the new President of Ohio State University was announced.

The public is required to give at least a 24-hour notice in order to speak at a meeting but was only given 69 hours between the notice of the meeting happening and the time the meeting occurred.

After the meeting had concluded, 6 News learned that the Nebraska Board of Regents is actively looking for candidates to fill a search committee for the next university president.

The board sent out a letter with more details about the nominations process, noting that they should be sent to by Sept. 6.

“The Board of Regents is seeking nominations for students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and members of the public to serve on a Presidential Search Advisory Committee that will play a key role in the selection of the NU’s next president.

Nominations should be submitted to by close of business on September 6 for fullest consideration. In addition to the broad call for nominations, student, faculty, staff, and alumni leaders are being asked to nominate members of their respective constituent groups.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will help gather and provide stakeholder input on the profile for the next president and the priority issues facing the university in the coming years, as well as work with an executive search firm to help promote the position, nominate candidates, and solicit applications.

Regents’ Policy 2.1.4 details the constituent groups the Board should consider for service on the committee, including faculty, students, the University of Nebraska Foundation, university administration, and the general public. There is no requirement for the size of the committee.

Nominations for the Presidential Search Advisory Committee will be reviewed in early September, and the Board will consider membership of the committee at a future meeting.

The Board will solicit executive search firm proposals to support our work and consider a consulting services contract at a future meeting.”

NU Board of Regents Chairman Tim Clare