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Ronnie Green
Ronnie Green

Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs | Contact Ronnie

Dr. Ronnie D. Green began as interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln on July 1, 2015. He also continues to serve in the role to which he was appointed in July 2010 as the Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system.

Green earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively, and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics jointly from UNL and the USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.

Green was on faculty at Texas Tech University and Colorado State, and was the national program leader for animal production research for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and executive secretary of the White House’s interagency working group on animal genomics within the National Science and Technology Council. In that role, he was a leader in the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome sequencing projects.

He served as senior global director of technical services for Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genomics business from 2008 to 2010.

Dr. Green has published 130 refereed publications and abstracts, nine book chapters, and 56 invited symposia papers; and has delivered invited presentations in 43 U.S. states and 21 countries around the world. He is a past-president of both the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the National Block and Bridle Club, and has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, Federated Animal Science Societies, and the National Research Council. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014.

Amy Goodburn
Amy Goodburn

Associate Vice Chancellor, Interim Dean of Academic Services and Enrollment Management, and Professor of English | Contact Amy | Amy's full bio

Amy leads university-wide student success and retention initiatives and oversees the Directors of the following units: Undergraduate Education (ACE general education, learning communities, and transfer credit), First Year Experience and Transition Programs, Career Services, the Honors Program, the William H. Thompson Scholars Learning Community, The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center, and Undergraduate Research. She also coordinates the University Teaching Council and the Course and Laboratory Fees Committee.

Lance C Perez
Lance C. Pérez

Associate Vice Chancellor, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Professor of Electrical Engineering | Contact Lance

Lance leads the academic knowledge management initiative (AKMI), academic program reviews and initiatives for faculty career development, excellence in STEM education, instructional technology, and classroom facilities improvements. Lance also serves as Dean of Graduate Studies. 

Thomas Farrell
Thomas Farrell

Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, International Affairs; Interim Senior International Officer | Contact Thomas

Brad Sheriff
Brad Sheriff

Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contact Brad

Brad is responsible for the budget and fiscal affairs of the Office of Academic Affairs, including contracts and academic reporting. Brad leads the College Academic Business Officers (CABO) group.

Renee Rodriguez Batman
Renee Batman

Assistant Vice Chancellor | Contact Renee

Renee is responsible for the strategic development of processes, systems, and communication. She serves as the Senior Vice Chancellor's chief of staff.

Jelena Gude

Faculty Human Resources Specialist | Contact Jelena

Juanita Jackson-Stoner

Executive Assistant to Associate & Assistant Vice Chancellors | Contact Juanita

Keith Monismith

Application Support Specialist | Contact Keith

Nancy Petitto

Project Specialist | Contact Nancy

Marcella Pribadi-Ybarra

Accountant | Contact Marcella

Ann Reese

Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice Chancellor | Contact Ann

Vanessa Roof

Institutional Retention and Assessment Research Analyst | Contact Venessa

Keith Shelley

Web Designer | Contact Keith

Derek Simonsen

Manager, Business Operations & Financial Analysis | Contact Derek

Mike Stevens

Senior Researcher | Contact Mike

Suzi Tamerius

Project Specialist | Contact Suzi

Orsolya Toth

Accountant II | Contact Orsolya