The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 22, 1998, Page 2, Image 2

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UNMC names chancellor
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Maurer, a former college dean in Virginia, appointed
By Lindsay Young
Senior staff writer
The appointment of the future
chancellor of the University of
Nebraska Medical Center was part of
a third-grade current events report in
Tampa, Fla., on Monday.
After Harold Maurer, who will
start the top post Dec. 1, mailed an
Omaha World-Herald article on his
appointment to his daughters in
Tampa, his 8-year-old granddaughter,
Diana, presented it to her class, he
NU President Dennis Smith made
the original presentation, naming
Maurer, who has been the dean of the
UNMC College of Medicine since
1993, the center’s new chancellor
subject to approval by the NU Board
of Regents at its Friday meeting.
Maurer’s annual salary will be
In a statement, Smith said Maurer
was an experienced academician and
a highly talented physician.
“He exhibits an intense interest in
the research and education missions
of UNMC and clearly understands
how important it is to provide quality
health care to the people of this state,”
Smith said.
Maurer worked at the Children’s
Medical Center at the Medical
College ofVirginia in Richmond, Va.,
for 13 years, and he has served as the
Chief of Pediatrics for the U.S. Public
Health Service Hospital in Norfolk,
He serves on the board of direc
tors of the Nebraska Health System
and is the chairman of the UNMC
Faculty Council.
Maurer said the school needs to
“raise the bar educationally.”
“I think we can do even better,” he
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Also, the Nebraska Health
System, a new state entity, gives the
school an opportunity to expand what
it’s known for, Maurer said The sys
tem brings research, educational and
clinical resources to the school, he
Implementing “true diversity”
within the school is another goal of
And, he said, addressing the needs
of both rural and urban Nebraskans is
Maurer lives in Omaha with his
wife Beverly. His two daughters, Ann
Rosenbach and Wendy Rausch, both
live in Tampa. He has two grandchil
dren, Diana and Michael Rosenbach.
Maurer said he is confident the
center is ready for the changes he is
“It might not be overnight, but I
think we need to plan and get started.”
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royalty tell of
school spirit
From, staff reports
Matt Boyd and Lisa Schkade were
crowned Homecoming king and queen
at the Husker football game Saturday.
Boyd, a senior broadcasting major,
is speaker of the senate in the
Association of Students of the
University of Nebraska. He also works
as a student assistant in the College of
Journalism and Mass Communications
and is a routine jokester on KRNU’s
(90.3) Monday night call-in show,
“Lady and the Tramps,” formerly
“Three Men and a German.”
,. Schkade, a senior matftenjatics
major, works on the Honors Program
Student Advisory Board, plays piccolo
in the Comhusker marching band and is
on the Neihardt Residence Center
In a Daily Nebraskan survey of roy
alty candidates, Boyd portrayed himseli
as a student full of spirit by casuall)
ending every survey response with “Gt
Big Red!” He also suggested changing
the alma mater to “Pour Some Sugar on
Me,” by Def Leppard.
Schkade also took pride in her stu
dent spirit in the Daily Nebraskan sur
vey, saying she represents “every
Husker cheerin’, band playin’, number
crunchin’, residence hall livin’ student
on campus.” She noted her biggest con
tribution to die University ofNebraska
Lincoln is “my modesty.”