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Kristensens last day as the chancellor will be May 31. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Kristensen rounds out final year as UNK chancellor

Rachel Ostdiek April 26, 2024 Doug Kristensen’s retirement at the end of this academic year will bookend his 22nd year as the chancellor of UNK, making him the University’s longest serving chancellor....

While in the legislature, Doug Kristensen helped bring then-Kearney State into the University system in 1991. Courtesy of UNK Archives

Chancellor started in Nebraska Legislature before serving UNK

Jenna Heinz April 26, 2024 Before becoming the chancellor at UNK, Doug Kristensen got his start in law – an interest he credits to his mother.  Growing up on a farm in Minden, his family had no air...

UNK moved to the MIAA during Doug Kristensens tenure. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Kristensen helped shake-up Loper athletic landscape

Alex Hammeke April 26, 2024 Doug Kristensen has seen drastic change during his time as UNK’s chancellor. The school transformed into a health sciences destination, multiple new buildings have been erected...

Julie Shaffer was one of three finalists for the position. Photo by Shelby Berglund / Antelope Staff

Shaffer appointed senior vice chancellor

Rachel Ostdiek April 12, 2024 Julie Shaffer has been selected as the new senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNK after serving as interim since August 2023. During her time in the interim role,...

Diana Armstrong and Chancellor Doug Kristensen cut the ribbon of Armstrong Hall. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Sorority housing honors trailblazing journalist

Jenna Heinz February 9, 2024 Campus marked history with the dedication of Bess Furman Armstrong Hall on Thursday. The celebration honored the life and legacy of the hall’s namesake, an American journalist...

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Kristensen set to retire after 22 years as chancellor

Jenna Heinz and Rachel Ostdiek December 13, 2023 Doug Kristensen, UNK’s longest-serving chancellor, announced that he will be stepping away from his position after 22 years.   He is also the...

Chancellor Doug Kristensen discusses eliminated degrees. Photo by Jenna Heinz / Antelope Staff

Budget cuts eliminate 24.5 faculty lines, nine degrees

Jenna Heinz December 1, 2023 In response to the University’s $4.3 million shortfall, UNK announced an elimination of 24.5 faculty lines and nine degree programs. Students, faculty, staff and community members...

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First draft of potential budget cuts released

Jenna Heinz October 6, 2023 UNK’s Faculty Advisory Committee received the first draft of a budget reduction model meant to address the university’s $4.3 million shortfall. The draft proposed a reduction...

Ted Carter. Courtesy Photo

Ted Carter leaves Nebraska for Ohio State University

Jenna Heinz September 8, 2023

Walter “Ted” Carter, the University of Nebraska system president, announced his decision to step away and join The Ohio State University in the same position. He will continue to serve for Nebraska...

Julie Shaffer will serve as the senior vice chancellor for one year or until the position is permanently filled. Photo by Kolton Maturey / Antelope Staff

Shaffer appointed interim senior vice chancellor; Unruh, Mulhearn accept new positions

Jenna Heinz August 24, 2023

Interim Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Chancellor Doug Kristensen announced the appointment of Julie Shaffer as the new interim senior vice chancellor of academic affairs on July 11. Shaffer...

Chancellor gives faculty a rundown of initiatives

ALEX HAMMEKE March 23, 2023 Chancellor Doug Kristensen updated the Faculty Senate at their March 2 meeting and thanked them for their work in the reduction in force earlier this year. According...

Dough Kristensen uses familiarity with rural life as an asset while he works to improve education in central Nebraska. Courtesy of UNK Archives

Kristensen celebrates 20 years as chancellor

October 25, 2022

By GRACE MCDONALDand ALEX HAMMEKE When Minden native Doug Kristensen is asked what he does for a living, the former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature...

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