Interim university chancellor gets boost from system chief

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The University of Nebraska president wants the interim leader at the system's Omaha campus to be chancellor into 2022.

System President Hank Bounds said Monday that he's asking the university Board of Regents to approve Dr. Jeffrey Gold as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. If approved, Gold would be UNO chancellor until June 30, 2022, when the system would begin searching for his successor.

Gold has led UNO since May 2017 . He replaced Chancellor John Christensen, who retired.

Gold already is chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Bounds says UNO and the med center will remain separate universities, "and we intend that each will have its own chancellor in the future."