University of Nebraska Board of Regents

04/10/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/10/2024 08:59

Public forums for Priority Candidate Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. announced

University of Nebraska System students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders will have the opportunity to meet Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the priority candidate for president, ask questions, and hear about his leadership vision during a series of open forums.

Gold, the current executive vice president and provost of the University of Nebraska System and chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, was named the priority candidate for the University of Nebraska presidency on March 20, following a national search. As state law requires, he is undergoing a 30-day public vetting period. If, after the vetting period, the Board of Regents deems it appropriate, they will bring Gold's appointment for consideration at a Board of Regents meeting.

University community members and the public are encouraged to submit feedback on Gold's candidacy anytime during the vetting period by visiting

The forum schedule for Gold follows. All forums are open to all members of the university community, the public, and news media. Individuals are encouraged to attend the session(s) that best fit(s) their schedule.

Friday, April 12

  • 8:30 a.m. - UNK Forum #1 (Ponderosa Room A, Nebraskan Student Union)
  • 10:00 a.m. - UNK Forum #2 (Ponderosa Room A, Nebraskan Student Union)

Monday, April 15

  • 8:30 a.m. - UNL Forum #1 (Great Plains Room A, East Campus Union), join via Zoom:
  • 10:00 a.m. - UNL Forum #2 (Swanson Auditorium, City Campus Union), join via Zoom:
  • 11:30 a.m. - Office of the President Forum (Boardroom, Varner Hall)
  • 2:30 p.m. - UNO Forum #1 (Centennial Room, Thompson Alumni Center)

Tuesday, April 16

  • 9:00 a.m. - UNO Forum #2 (Centennial Room, Thompson Alumni Center)
  • 10:30 a.m. - UNMC Forum #1 (Room 40120, Center for Nursing Science Building)
  • 12:00 p.m. - UNMC Forum #2 (Room 3013, Maurer Center for Public Health)

As additional sessions are added, the Presidential Search webpage will be updated here.

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