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Dr. Rodney D. Bennett Appointed Chancellor of the University of Nebraska‚ÄďLincoln

Dr. Rodney D. Bennett will become chancellor of the University of Nebraska‚ÄďLincoln, effective Jul. 1.Dr. Rodney D. BennettDr. Rodney D. Bennett

Most recently, Bennett was president of the University of Southern Mississippi. He previously was vice president for student affairs at the University of Georgia.

‚ÄúI continue to be excited about the university‚Äôs ability to set a new standard of excellence among flagship and land-grant institutions across our country and beyond,‚ÄĚ Bennett said. ‚ÄúUNL is truly unique in building vibrant, economically competitive communities across Nebraska while preparing students to be successful in an evolving world in which they will live and work.‚ÄĚ

Bennett holds an Ed.D. in educational administration from Tennessee State University; a Specialist in Education degree and a Master of Education degree in educational administration from Middle Tennessee State University; and a B.S. in mass communication also from Middle Tennessee State.

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