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John Christensen - UNO Chancellor

Postby nebugeater » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:48 am

John Christensen has stepped down as Chancellor of UNO
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Re: UNO Chancellor steps down

Postby Brad » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:37 am

Hope he has a great retirement, he has done so many good things for UNO!
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Re: UNO Chancellor steps down

Postby daveoma » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:38 pm

Any idea why? He wasn't chancellor for very long.

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Re: UNO Chancellor steps down

Postby iamjacobm » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:51 pm

daveoma wrote:Any idea why? He wasn't chancellor for very long.


Nearly a decade is a pretty long time for that position isn't it?

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Re: UNO Chancellor steps down

Postby bigredmed » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:28 am

iamjacobm wrote:
daveoma wrote:Any idea why? He wasn't chancellor for very long.


Nearly a decade is a pretty long time for that position isn't it?


Pretty long considering that most Chancellors are in their late 50's at the earliest (most are in their early 60's) and hit mandatory retirement ages before that. Long considering that many of them burn out or burn themselves and get fired before that. UNO has a history of long retention for the most part. Occasionally they hire someone who can't work and play well with others. The Regents are grudgingly supporting UNO more, but have still got the Omaha rule in place. UNMC and UNO can have what they want as long as they pay for it. UNO has had Chancellors that didn't get that and they have had ones that thought they could use UNO's budget like their piggy banks, but when they have a business minded person in there, they tend to keep them a long time.

Overall, he did an admirable job and has much to be proud of.

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Re: John Christensen - UNO Chancellor

Postby Brad » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:25 pm

2016 Midlander of the Year: UNO Chancellor John Christensen

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/midland ... 25828.html

Rick Ruggles / World-Herald staff writer wrote:The son of a drywall construction contractor, John Christensen didn’t expect to go to college, get a doctorate, become a professor, then lead the biggest university in his hometown.

Christensen, an average student at Benson High School who was unmotivated to study and excel, was transformed through nudges and experience.

Now Christensen is in his final year of a decade as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. At 68, he announced he would step down in mid-2017 to spend more time with family, especially his seven grandchildren.
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