Gold selected to lead Nebraska’s higher-ed system

Field of millet in western Nebraska. (Photo by Chabella Guzman.)

Jeffrey P. Gold, a first-generation college student, heart surgeon and longtime college administrator who for the last decade has led the University of Nebraska Medical Center through a period of record growth, was confirmed April 26 by the Board of Regents as NU’s ninth president.

Gold, who also serves as the NU system’s executive vice president and provost, will assume the resident’s role July 1.

Reporting to the regents, the president is the CEO of the four-campus University of Nebraska system. The president is responsible for carrying out the strategic priorities of the board and is the primary advocate to the Nebraska legislature and other constituencies.