UNMC forums today for priority candidate for NU president

November 08, 2019

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Walter "Ted" Carter, VADM (Ret.)

Walter "Ted" Carter, VADM (Ret.), the priority candidate to serve as the University of Nebraska's eighth president, will at UNMC today to take part in two forums.

On Friday, Carter began a series of public events that will provide faculty, staff, students, members of the media and the community with opportunities to meet him, ask questions and share feedback with the Board of Regents. The board on Oct. 25 unanimously voted to name Carter the priority candidate; his selection is now subject to a 30-day vetting period before the board can consider appointing him president-elect.

Today's events will take place:

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m.: UNMC campus forum, Sorrell Center, Room 2010, 42nd & Emile streets, Omaha (Note: Forum will be live-streamed here.)
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.: UNMC campus forum, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Yanney Conference Room, 505 S. 45th St., Omaha (Note: Forum will be live-streamed here.)

Questions can be sent to via email to unmcevents@unmc.edu.

Carter is the immediate past superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and is a former president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He was unanimously supported by a 23-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee that included faculty, staff, students, administration, business, agriculture and the community.

Nebraskans are invited to submit feedback to the board anytime during the 30-day review period by contacting presidentsearch@nebraska.edu.

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