Harris Search Associates to lead Scott Scholars Executive Director search at the University of Nebraska Omaha

Harris Search Associates has been selected by the University of Nebraska Omaha to lead the search for its next Executive Director of the Walter Scott Jr. Scholars program. 

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Scott Scholars profile

Reporting to Vice Chancellor for Student Success, the Executive Director leads the integration and administration of co-curricular activities that enrich the undergraduate education of the accomplished Scott Scholars students enrolled in STEM-related degree programs on campuses of the University.  Established in 1997, the Scott Scholars program attracts and retains outstanding high-school graduates to enroll in and complete degrees in fields that are of critical importance to the vitality and quality of life in the state and its communities. 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a dynamic, visionary leader to advance the national reputation of the program, engage alumni, while advancing efforts to prepare Scott Scholars for productive careers and engaged service as citizens of Nebraska in development of the next generation STEM leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan research university, offering nationally recognized bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. UNO is dedicated to the highest levels of academic achievement, diversity and inclusion. The opportunity to create the next chapter continues as the University of Nebraska at Omaha addresses the changing needs of the metropolitan area, state, region and world.  

A Carnegie Doctoral/Research University offering more than 200 programs of study, the university was built on a commitment to providing a rigorous, relevant, and affordable education which meets the diverse needs of traditional and nontraditional students. UNO is host to NCAA Division I sports in the Summit League. Spanning more than 150 acres on multiple campuses in the heart of Omaha, the university has long set the pace for accessible higher education in Nebraska and continues to offer an academically rigorous experience to a diverse student body of over 12,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students. UNO’s student population represents 33 states and 71 countries; and, in 2012, 40 percent of UNO’s student body was first generation. 

A copy of the ad may be downloaded below.  

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Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery. 



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