Brandon Benitz chats with Walter “Ted” Carter, the priority candidate to serve as the University of Nebraska’s eighth president, about what is it about the NU-system President’s position that brings him to the office; his thoughts on leadership; what his first 100 days in office look like and his vision for the future of the NU system.
Carter, immediate past superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, was appointed as the priority presidential candidate by a unanimous vote of the Board of Regents. He was also unanimously supported by a 23-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee representing faculty, staff, students, administration, business, agriculture and the community.
Carter’s appointment is subject to a 30-day public vetting period that includes open forums on each NU campus and across the state. At the conclusion of the 30 days, if the Board deems appropriate, it may vote to name Carter the university’s president-elect.