University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen today praised the work of long-time University of Nebraska legal counsel Dick Wood, whose plans to retire in December were announced this morning by the University of Nebraska.
“I think it is fitting to recognize the announcement of Dick Wood’s retirement,” Chancellor Kristensen said. “He has navigated the responsibility of representing a complex university with professionalism and profound common sense.
“The university and State of Nebraska have benefited, with great confidence, from Dick’s opinions and legal analysis,” he said, adding, “We wish Dick the best in his retirement and publicly thank him for his wise representation of our university. The university will miss his steady legal hand.”
Wood’s plan to retire effective Dec. 31 of this year was announced this morning. Wood has served the University of Nebraska as vice president and general counsel for almost 30 years.
In making the announcement, the University of Nebraska release described Wood as having been “a force.” Wood’s years of service span four University presidencies.
When he joined the university in 1978, he was a one-man shop. Today, he leads a staff of seven attorneys.