The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 16, 1968, Page PAGE 3, Image 3
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1968 THE DAILY NEBRASKAN PAGE 3 ...... . "Tim r V i 4 1 I 5 ..d! Clifford Hardin takes a leave of absence... Hardin's leave approved; Hobson acting chancellor by Julie Morris Nebraskan Staff Writer The University Regents Friday granted Chancellor Clifford Hardin a requested one-year leave of absence and stated that they are "not seeking a new Chancellor." The Regents named Vice Chancellor Merk Hobson ac ting chancellor. Hardin, the new United States Secretary of Agriculture, was named professor of agricultural economics and granted the year's leave without pay beginning Jan. 20, 1969. THE LEAVE may be ex tended indefinitely by the Regents at the end of the first year. Hardin said a determinatinnon that "will have to be made later." The Regents also moved to change their bylaws to of ficially legalize appointment of an acting chancellor for the University. They set Satur day, Jan. 11 as the date for a public hearing on that pro posed change. The Regents' action came over the objections of some faculty and students and words of disapproval from Governor Norbert Tiemann. At least one group of faculty members met last week to consider expressing public concern about the possible ill effects of a "chancelloi -in-absentia." TIEMAXV SAW Thursday that the University should hire a permanent successor for Hardin. "A four-year period is too long for an ac ting chancellor," Tiemann said. Hardin said of public criticism of his request for a leave, "I have to leave this to the judgement of the Regents." Regents President Dr. B. X. Greenberg said, "I haven't heard a dissenting remark about the matter." In a prepared statement read by Greenberg, the Regents said. "We are pleas ed to make clear that the University is not seeking a new chancellor. We are very glad Chancellor Hardin in tends to continue with the University and we are following customary pro cedure and granting him a one-year leave of absence without pay precisely the same way wc grant leaves to other members of the faculty." MSCUSSIXG THE cabinet post, Hardin said he was first contacted about the job Dec. 1. He said President-elect Richard Xixon "is aware of" Hardin'g request for a one year leave of absence. The Regents also reshuffled several other top University administrators to complete the new administrative alignment. Those changes: G. Robert Ross named corporation secretary to the Board of Regents, title changed to vice chancellor for student programs and dean of student affairs. G e n e B u d i g, admini strative assistant to the chancellor, given additional appointment as assistant corporation secretary. Cecil Wittson, dean of the College of Medicine, named president of the University Medical Center. Robert Kugel. chairman of the University department of pediatrics, named dean of the College of Medicine. HOBSOX RETALXS his title of vice chancellor for academic affairs. He is past dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture and past vice chancellor of the Graduate College. The university now has two vacant administrative posi tions, executive Dean of the Graduate College and Dean of Faculties. Hardin is the third Nebraskan to be named a member of a President's cabinet. Friday's Regents meeting included several laudatory speeches for the Chancellor by members of the board. A red-and-wbite ''Welcome Home Cliff" banner hung over the conference table. SS ' , - i V A I 1 'V. 1:1 l Sj, - v n II - -- r i t . . . Merk Hobson steps in. The University Board of Regents: the men who make the decisions x v ' jgjMM 1 1 4 John Gordon Elliott, 74, Scottsbluff- banker and insurance man. - - a.; r .iJl TV X V Si Y i hi'- WJ I St X 1 -s l n tc o o Regents President Dr. Ben Norton Greenberg, 65, York physician. Richard L. Herman, 48, Omaha trucking executive. fV " --- ir.ua.,... I ' ' v. k ' . f f II. . . -H . : ..... : i n ' ' . 4 d i J v , --. iiwiin'i n'wi iwwii 'r itfc ijjiiiim vjaii nitr -"i-1 urnrrni inmriimA aMtr"' -fej. r 'i n n nini i mnnii ... " 1-Cobert L. Raun, 40, Norman farmer and livestock feeder. As a general rule, every executive function should be the appointed duty of some given individual. It should he apparent to all the world, who did everything, and through whese default anything was left undone. Boards, therefore are not a fit instrument' for executive business . . . John Stuart Mill - , ' ( ',! f . I : - -. . V -.' 1 - Edward Schwartzkopf, 49, Lincoln educator.