Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance

Don Leuenberger

Don LeuenbergerA veteran of state government and university leadership, Don Leuenberger and his team in UNMC Business and Finance are forging new paths in green technology, facility upgrading, information technology and infrastructure development.

Leuenberger is the vice chancellor for business and finance, a position he’s held since 1988. In his role, he oversees the facilities, finance, information technology and human resources of UNMC, while leading the development and implementation of new infrastructure. He also chairs UNMC’s technology transfer arm, UNeMed, and serves as the chancellor’s office representative to the UNMC Physicians board of directors.
A native of Fort Wayne, Ind., Leuenberger has held various leadership positions in Nebraska state government during the past 30 years, beginning with the administration of Gov. Norbert Tiemann. He has served as state budget director and state tax commissioner. He was assistant vice president and director of computing for the University of Nebraska Central Administration from 1983 to 1987.

In 1995, while Leuenberger was in his current role at UNMC, Gov. Ben Nelson asked him to direct the Department of Social Services and to lead the restructuring of the state’s five health and human services agencies, now known as the Nebraska Health and Human Services System. He returned to his post at UNMC in late 1997.