The last of four finalists for the presidency of the University of Nebraska wrapped up a four day visit this week. Dr. Sally Rockey is currently the deputy director for extramural research for the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Rockey’s visit this week included open forums at each NU campus, meetings with key university constituents and a public interview with the Board of Regents. One of many priorities revolves around the student.
Dr. Rockey says, “When you talk about students we often talk about students with an “s”. Really we can talk about the student and precision education which means how do we really, for that student, get that right access to right content, at the right time, for the right value. And we can think about what the student wants and develop programs around what the student needs.”
The other finalists that visited Nebraska earlier include Dr. George Ross, president of Central Michigan University. Dr. Hank Bounds, commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning and Dr. Michael Martin, chancellor of the Colorado State University System.