We can do better, UNL chancellor says in his first state of the university speech

We can do better, UNL chancellor says in his first state of the university speech
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green (Photo Courtesy: World-Herald News Service)

LINCOLN — University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green challenged his university Thursday to get bigger and better during his first State of the University speech.

UNL can do better in enrollment, research and retention, he said.

He quoted the late Prem Paul, longtime vice chancellor of research and economic development at UNL, as saying: “If we can win national sports titles, why not research titles, too?” Paul died earlier this month.

Green succeeded Harvey Perlman as chancellor in May. Green had been vice chancellor of the UNL Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Green gave his speech at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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