A big change was announced today at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Chancellor John Christensen made the big announcement today. After 10 years of service, Chancellor John Christensen announced he is stepping down on June 30, 2017. Christensen says he will remain until his successor has been named and ready to lead the campus.
Christensen says, “I will transition into a special role, reporting directly to President (Hank) Bound and I will work to support special projects on the UNO campus. So, the bottom line is I can focus on a few important projects for our kids and our community for two years after June 30th.”
Christensen stated there is never a perfect time to leave your dream job but there is a right time. He is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends and welcome his seventh grandchild soon.
President Bounds will immediately begin developing plans for a national search for Christensen’s successor.
Christensen was named Interim Chancellor on Sept. 12, 2006. He was officially named UNO’s 14th Chancellor on May 8, 2007. In the 10 years Christensen has led the university, UNO has celebrated its centennial, moved its athletics to Division I, become classified as a doctoral-research university by the Carnegie Foundation and positioned itself as a standard bearer for metropolitan universities across the country.