Nebraska University President Hank Bounds has announced his selection for the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“So without further ado, I would like to introduce the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Ronnie Green,” Bounds said to applause during a ceremony held at the Van Brunt Visitors Center in Lincoln.
Green currently is the University of Nebraska vice president for agriculture and natural resources, Harlan Vice Chancellor of the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and UNL interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
If confirmed by the board of regents during its May 25th meeting, Green would succeed Chancellor Harvey Perlman, who is stepping down after more than a decade as chancellor.
Green has high expectations for the campus.
“We’re going to be a bigger university in the next ten years. We’re going to serve more students and more needy students. We’re going to do that more effectively. We’re going to graduate them faster and get them out into the workforce faster,” according to Green.
Bounds said his goal was to find the right person to build on the momentum stemming from Perlman’s leadership. Bounds said Green is that leader.
Green has been with the university since 2010. He is a first-generation college graduate originally from Fincastle, VA.
Bounds had praise for the work of the 25-member advisory committee that helped him in the search. Chaired by Susan Sheridan, George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology at UNL, the group worked with search firm Isaacson, Miller, to identify, recruit and screen potential candidates.
If approved, Green will receive a salary of $430,000 annually, plus a housing and car allowance.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this article.