Leaders with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln begin a statewide tour today, both talking about the university and hearing from Nebraskans.
UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, Vice Chancellor Donde Plowman, and Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Nebraska, plan to visit 11 cities in three days.
Plowman says it’s a chance for a relatively new leadership team to connect with Nebraskans.
“So, our idea was to get out and kind of take the university to Nebraska, via the university’s leaders,” Plowman tells Nebraska Radio Network.
Plowman says the team will talk about the good things happening on campus, their potential impact on the state, nation, even the world. They will listen to any feedback state residents want to give them.
Plowman came to Nebraska six years ago to become dean of the College of Business Administration. She says she enjoyed getting out and meeting residents.
“When I first came there, I thought, well all anybody is going to want to talk about is football,” Plowman says. “And, that’s a great thing to talk about, but they’re actually interested in that as well as so much more about the university.”
THE TOUR SCHEDULE AS RELEASED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN:
MONDAY, JANUARY 23rd:
Noon, community lunch, J’s Steakhouse, 406 North Main St., Fremont.
2 p.m., community gathering, Nielsen Community Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave., West Point.
6 p.m., community dinner, The Marina Inn, Monterrey Room, Fourth and B streets, South Sioux City.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24th:
8:30 a.m., community breakfast, First Choice, 1109 S. Ninth, Norfolk.
Noon, community lunch, Albion Country Club, 2491 Highway 91, Albion (Boehm and Plowman).
Noon, community lunch, Holt County Extension Office, 128 N. Sixth St., Suite 100, O’Neill (Green).
2:30 p.m., community gathering, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, 753 33rd Ave., Columbus (Boehm and Plowman).
5:30 p.m., community dinner, West Central Research and Extension Center, 402 West State Farm Road, North Platte (Green).
8:15 a.m., community meet and greet, Keystone Building, third-floor training room, 402 Norris Ave., McCook (Green)
Noon, community lunch, Taste of Texas, 302 East Ave., Holdrege (Green).
3 p.m., community gathering, Hamilton County Fairgrounds Ag Building, 310 A St., Aurora (Green).