Governor Heineman Considers Applying for University President Opening

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The replacement to former University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken may be a familiar face, as Governor Dave Heineman spoke today about his possible interest in becoming the next president of the University of Nebraska.

It's a job that would allow him to continue leading the Cornhusker State.

"What I'm interested in for the future is to continue to serve the state of Nebraska, which has done so much for me," said Heineman.

Heineman says what peaked his interest in the job was that it would give him the opportunity to continue to move the state forward with two important issues that he's focused on since his first day in office.

"Education and jobs, that's the key to our future. Give our young people the very best education we can give them and then create job opportunities right here in Nebraska," said Heineman.

While Governor Heineman isn't ready to decide on whether to apply for the job, he says if he does pursue the position, he will make it very well known.

"I believe in transparency and if I decided to pursue that I'd be proud to tell everybody in the state of Nebraska." said Heineman.