One of four finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska wrapped up his visit to the state Tuesday.
Hank Bounds is currently the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
In his current role, Bounds provides leadership for the state’s university system that includes four regional universities, one academic health science center and the executive office.
“The University of Nebraska needs to be a giant in higher ed. What happens here is bigger than just the state of Nebraska. You have an opportunity to really think about how to make a national and global difference,” Bound says. “That is exciting to me.”
One other finalist, Dr. Michael Martin, chancellor of the Colorado State University System is currently visiting Nebraska. Dr. Sally Rockey with the National Institutes of Health will visit next week. Finalist Dr. George Ross with Central Michigan University visited last month.