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Administration

Neal Schnoor

Neal Schnoor

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor
Founders Hall, 1000
(308) 865-8715
schnoorn@unk.edu

Dr. Schnoor was formerly Dean of the School of Education and Counseling at Wayne State College (2010-2012). As a member of UNK’s faculty from 1997-2010, he served as Coordinator of K-12/Secondary Education and Director of Bands. UNK bands, under his direction, twice toured Italy and performed in the Rome New Year’s Parade, performed at the Nebraska Music Educators Conference, and performed for President William Clinton (1999). In 2009 Tau Beta Sigma honored him as national recipient of the Paula Krider Outstanding Band Director Award. He has published articles in state and national journals and presented papers at state, national, and international conferences. He is Past President of both the Nebraska Music Educators and Nebraska State Bandmasters Associations. Honors include: membership in Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Mu, and honorary membership in Tau Beta Sigma. Dr. Schnoor was voted Outstanding Faculty Member by UNK’s Student Body, honored as a Distinguished Faculty Member by the UNK Greek community, and inducted into the UNK Academy for Teacher Education Excellence. A career educator, he taught instrumental music at Wakefield Community Schools, Kearney High School, and Lincoln Northeast High School in Nebraska. He holds degrees from Wayne State College (BFAE) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (MM and Ph.D.). He is married to Teresa Schnoor, principal at Kearney’s Central Elementary School, and they have two children, Rachel and Graham.