Chancellor forums set for Monday at UNO, UNMC

by Karen Burbach, UNMC public relations | November 14, 2018

Image with caption: Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), UNMC and Omaha communities are invited to attend one of two UNO Chancellor Priority Candidate Forums with Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., Monday at the Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall on the UNO campus.

The first forum will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the second will begin at 9:45 a.m.; both will follow the same format but are designed to allow stakeholders to attend the forum that best fits their schedule. The medical center community also is invited to attend Dr. Gold's monthly UNMC forum from 2 to 3 p.m. that afternoon on the UNMC campus.

Last week, University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, Ph.D., named Dr. Gold as the priority candidate for the position of UNO chancellor following an 18-month period of growth and momentum for UNO under his interim leadership. 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.

During the UNO forum, which is part of the 30-day public vetting period required by state law for priority candidates, President Bounds will discuss the process and Dr. Gold will share his vision for the campus.

Watch the UNO forums via livestream.

Live audience members and online participants will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as offer any feedback. To submit questions, comments or feedback online, please email them to contact@unomaha.edu. Please be clear as to who the question, comment, or feedback is directed to in your submission.

For those attending the UNO forum in person, parking will be available in the Thompson Alumni Center lot (Lot X) as well as Lots F, G, H and First Christian Church (Lot Y). View UNO's parking maps.

On Monday afternoon, Dr. Gold will present his monthly UNMC forum from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Sorrell Center, Room 1005. He will answer questions related to the priority candidate announcement, as well as discuss topics ranging from UNMC's strategic planning process to ongoing searches for an assistant vice chancellor for inclusion and a new director of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

The UNMC forum can be watched via livestream here. UNMC faculty, staff and students who are having trouble viewing the link can call 402-559-8090 for assistance. Online questions are encouraged and may be sent in advance, or during the UNMC forum.

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