Schroeder first to interview for Rural Futures Institute director

Chuck Schroeder
Chuck Schroeder

The first public presentation by a candidate vying to become the founding executive director of the University of Nebraska's Rural Futures Institute is 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The session will be streamed live and archived at

The first candidate is Charles Schroeder, president and executive director of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

Other candidates and dates for their public presentations are: David Ivan, interim director of the Greening Michigan Institute at Michigan State University, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 3; and Marty Matlock, executive director of the Office for Sustainability, director of the Center for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability, and professor of ecological engineering at the University of Arkansas, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17.

For more information on the candidates, go to

Faculty and staff are encouraged to provide feedback on each candidate. Feedback on Schroeder's interview can be left at through 5 p.m. Aug. 14.

For more information, contact Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of UNL Extension, at or 402-472-2966.

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