(Neb)-Retired Admiral Top Pick To Be Next NU President
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A career Navy man who is the immediate past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy has been chosen as the top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska.
The university Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to nominate retired vice admiral Walter "Ted" Carter Jr. as their priority candidate. Admiral Carter is also a former president of the U.S. Naval War College.
Carter graduated from the Navy Fighter Weapons School, known as "Top Gun," and flew missions as a fighter pilot in the Gulf War and the War in Iraq. He replaces Hank Bounds, who left the university in mid-August after nearly 6 years.
Also on the college president front, a community college administrator in Sheridan, Wyoming, has been named the new president of Nebraska's Northeast Community College in Nebraska.
Dr. Leah Barrett was unanimously appointed by the college board Wednesday to succeed the retired Dr. Michael Chipps, who has retired. Barrett will begin her duties in January.
Barrett is vice president for student affairs for the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan College and Gillette College .
She also worked as associate vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at The College at Brockport in New York and has held positions at other colleges.
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