Administration

Who we are

Our Mission 

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a public, residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship, and public service.

Our Vision 

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will achieve national distinction for a high quality, multidimensional learning environment, engagement with community and public interests, and preparation of students to lead responsible and productive lives in a democratic, multicultural society.

Key to such improvement will be: clear focus on mission imperatives, fidelity to historic core values, and continuous and rigorous self-appraisal or assessment of outcomes.


Doug Kristensen
Douglas A. Kristensen
Chancellor
University of Nebraska at Kearney
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(308) 865-8208
kristensend@unk.edu
Chancellor Kristensen was appointed to lead the University of Nebraska at Kearney in July 2002 following a distinguished career in the Nebraska Legislature. He represented the 37th legislative district and, at the time he retired from office, was the longest serving Speaker of the Legislature. He brings to the position a unique knowledge of the issues affecting higher education in the State of Nebraska, a record of dedication to Nebraska citizens, and a long familiarity with the University system in general and the history and mission of the Kearney campus in particular. more (Full Bio) >>

Vice Chancellors

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Charles Bicak
Senior Vice Chancellor
Academic and Student Affairs
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(308) 865-8209
bicakc@unk.edu
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Barbara L. Johnson
Vice Chancellor
Business & Finance
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(308) 865-8205
johnsonbl@unk.edu

Deans, Advisors, Directors, and Assistant Vice Chancellors

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Tim Burkink
Dean
Business & Technology
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(308) 865-1547
burkinktj@unk.edu
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Ed Scantling
Dean
Education
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(308) 865-8677
scantlinge@unk.edu
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William Jurma
Dean
Fine Arts & Humanities
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(308) 865-8521
jurmaw@unk.edu
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John C. La Duke
Dean
Natural & Social Sciences
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(308) 865-8995
ladukejc@unk.edu
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Kenya Taylor
Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic and Student Affairs
Dean
Graduate Studies & Research
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(308) 865-8500
taylorks@unk.edu
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Janet Wilke
Dean
Library
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(308) 865-8546
wilkej@unk.edu
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Gilbert Hinga
Interim Dean
Division of Student Affairs
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(308) 865-8528
hingag2@unk.edu
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Kelly H. Bartling
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Communications & Community Relations
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(308) 865-8455
bartlingkh@unk.edu
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Deborah Schroeder
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Information Technology
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(308) 865-8950
schroederd@unk.edu
Jane Sheldon
Jane Sheldon
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Business & Finance
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(308) 865-8427
sheldonj@unk.edu
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Neal Schnoor
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
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(308) 865-8715
schnoorn@unk.edu
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Paul Plinske
Director of Athletics
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(308) 865-8332
plinskep@unk.edu
Kayla James Internal Auditor
Kayla James
Internal Auditor
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(308) 865-8222
jamesk@unk.edu