President’s Op-Ed: With a ‘Team Nebraska’ approach, university can grow and compete with the best
10 Jan 2024
Over the past few weeks, friends and colleagues have been asking me how I’ve prepared for my new role as interim president of the University of Nebraska.
They are sometimes surprised to hear me say that my decades of experience in athletics – from my days as a student-athlete, to coaching my sons’ teams, to serving as a high school and college basketball referee – have proven to be some of the best training I could have asked for.
Why? Years on the field and court have taught me a simple but powerful lesson about what separates winners from the rest of the pack. It’s a lesson that informs my approach to life and work, including this new role I am privileged to hold.