"We have more work to do..."

"When you learn, teach.
When you get, give."

Maya Angelou

On the Issues

She thought it would be for one term but soon decided, “I have more left to do.”

Barb Weitz has been learning and teaching in some form or setting her entire life. Her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College led her to a Master of Social Work degree from University of Nebraska Omaha, which led her to the front of the classroom where she taught and inspired young minds for 16 years.

In 2017, just as she was enjoying retirement with her husband and family, her daughter encouraged her to run for the Board of Regents. It didn’t take much convincing as she had already served the University on the Foundation board and capital campaign.

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What is the Board of Regents?

The board oversees the University of Nebraska system, which includes the University of Nebraska Medical Center and campuses in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney. The board is responsible for strategic leadership to the University, promoting and advocating for the advancement of the University's mission of education, research and outreach, approving the budget and tuition rates, as well as hiring the president. It consists of eight voting regents and four non-voting student regents who are student body presidents at their respective campuses. Voting members of the board are elected by districts established by the state legislature and run for six-year terms.

The board currently has four standing committees:

• Executive Committee
• Academic Affairs Committee
• Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
• Business Affairs Committee

Each Regent serves on two committees.


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