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NU President “Priority Candidate” Designated

Walter E. “Ted” Carter has been named the Priority Candidate for President of the University of Nebraska.  Carter, 60, was selected from a list of over 200 nominations to the Board of Regents and the search committee.

Carter has been Naval Academy Superintendent since 2014, and before that was President of the U.S. Naval War College.  He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981, and has been in the military since then.  He retired from active duty as a Vice-Admiral, with a Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star among a long list of awards and achievements.

Carter was recognized by the Regents for record highs in graduation rates, student diversity, improvements in the student experience, top national rankings, and success in fundraising and engagement with elected leaders as highlights of his six years in the top job at Annapolis.

The designation as Priority Candidate will begin a 30 day public review period that will include forums across the state in which Nebraskans will have the opportunity to meet him, ask questions, and provide feedback.  A list of the public events will be released soon, and is expected to include events on all four N-U Campuses.  After the 30 day period, the Board expects to vote on Carter’s appointment.

The search for a new President began last spring when Hank Bounds announced his resignation.  Bounds left the position in mid August.  Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Susan Fritz has been serving in the position of Interim President during the se

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