University of Nebraska faculty, staff, students and friends are invited to watch the virtual installation ceremony for NU System President Ted Carter on Friday, Aug. 14.
The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. via livestream. No RSVP is required and the livestream will be available to all members of the public. A link will be provided closer to the date of the event.
Hosted by Board of Regents Chairman Jim Pillen, the program will include video greetings from students, faculty, staff and alumni from across NU’s four campuses, along with remarks from Gov. Pete Ricketts. Carter will also share his vision for the University of Nebraska’s future, informed by an inclusive system-wide strategic planning process that he began shortly after assuming the role of NU’s eighth president in January.
A long-held tradition in academia, an investiture is an opportunity for the university community to formally welcome a new leader and celebrate the work of the institution. An investiture typically includes well-wishes from various stakeholder groups, musical selections and the formal conferring of the authorities of the office to the new leader.
Carter came to the University of Nebraska from the U.S. Naval Academy, his alma mater, where he served as superintendent for five years. In that role, he oversaw significant progress in diversity, graduation rates and other areas. Previously, Carter was president of the U.S. Naval War College.
The president is the chief executive officer of the NU system, responsible for overall university operations and the implementation of Board of Regents policies and goals. The four campuses of the NU system – UNL, UNO, UNK and UNMC – together educate more than 51,000 students and employ more than 16,000 faculty and staff.
More information about the Aug. 14 installation is available at nebraska.edu/investiture.