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October 6, 2023 Willis A. and Janet S. Strauss Performing Arts Center

of the University

Mavericks push themselves to teach, work, and learn differently for the benefit of the community of Omaha and the state of Nebraska.
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This year’s State of the University address is a celebration of UNO’s proud history of innovation, our active efforts to innovate for the public good, and a preview of a future of transformational experiences for everyone we engage with as an institution. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the future of our university and community.


Doors open at 12 P.M.
Address begins at 1 P.M.
Willis A. and Janet S. Strauss Performing Arts Center
6305 University Dr. N, Omaha, NE 68182

Reception to follow
2 P.M. - 4 P.M.
Milo Bail Student Center

Keeping the University Focused


By providing targeted aid and personalized academic support services, the university can effectively focus on social mobility and student performance, ensuring equal opportunities for all students to excel and succeed.
Student Honors Convocation

A Look Back In Time


The history of the University of Nebraska Omaha has been a powerful guiding force. Our past fuels our pride and shapes the comprehensive metropolitan university we've become. We were built on a commitment to provide a rigorous, relevant and affordable education that meets the diverse needs of traditional and nontraditional students
  1. Since 1908

    Firmly Anchored in the Community

    Since its inception in 1908, the University of Nebraska Omaha has been firmly anchored in the community, forging partnerships with business, education, government, arts and civic organizations.

  2. 1930

    Omaha's First and Only Municipal University

    Omaha voters approved taking over control of the University of Omaha—making it the city's first and only municipal university.

  3. 1938

    UNO Surpasses Capacity

    A location at 60th and Dodge was strategically chosen and fought for by administration and students in order to align UNO in the path of the city's projected east-to-west growth. As a result, the city of Omaha has developed around the University, making UNO the true heart of the metropolitan area.

  4. 1968

    Expanding Our Footprint

    UNO joins the University of Nebraska system and requires additional expansion. From Mammel Hall—the new 120,000-square-foot home of the College of Business Administration—to the H&K building—one of the premier university recreation centers in the country. UNO added 832,000 total square feet of facilities.

  5. 2012

    Supporting Our Community

    Construction began in 2012 on UNO's new 60,000-square-foot Community Engagement Center, which will support and allow for further expansion of university-community partnerships.


Interim Dean Melanie Bloom
Interim Dean Melanie Bloom

Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Interim Dean Neal Grandgenett
Interim Dean Neal Grandgenett

Interim Dean of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Dean Michelle Trawick

Dean Michelle Trawick

Dean of the College of Business Administration

Dean John Bartle
Dean John Bartle

Dean of College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Dean Martha Garcia-Murillo

Dean Martha Garcia-Murillo

Dean of the College of Information Science & Technology


Dean Mike Hilt

Dean Mike Hilt

Dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media

Dean Juan Casas
Dean Juan Casas

Dean of Graduate Studies

Dean David Richards

Dean David Richards

Dean of Library Services

"As a community, we must work on removing the perception of exclusivity in higher ed because the primary responsibility of a university is educating citizens. Public universities exist to provide accessible and affordable education for the masses."

Joanne Li, Ph.D., CFA
Chancellor, University of Nebraska at Omaha