Tony Lazarowicz
Tony Lazarowicz

President’s Update

We are a week away from Founders Day. I am looking forward to celebrating our 57 years as an association along with recognizing the nominees and recipients for the annual Donaldson and Oldt awards. It is also very exciting to have our former chancellor and system president, Dr. Massengale as our guest speaker.

In my last message, you hopefully saw my note regarding a joint letter submitted to Chancellor Green and Mike Zeleny regarding our concern with inclusion of staff within the process of the N150 Commission and the need to be mindful of the wealth of knowledge and expertise that staff bring to the campus community. Last week, Kelsey Sims (UNOPA President) and myself were invited to serve on the N|2025 Strategy Team. This team “will guide development of the initial 5-year strategic plan as the first implementation phase of our 25-year vision.” This committee met on Wednesday, February 13th, so I did not have time to provide a full update, but based on an initial invitation, the timeline for this committee is to have a report ready to be vetted to the campus during the fall semester, with implementation to occur in early 2020. Please know that I will serve diligently to represent our organization to the best of my ability. I would encourage you to review the initial N|150 commission report and send any feedback, thoughts, concerns to me as I begin my work on this team.

There are a number of different events coming up. Professional development will be having a series of Power Hour workshops. UAAD Connect will be hosting a few events. Community Outreach had a few different opportunities scheduled. lease take advantage of these opportunities and invite your colleagues. If you know people you think would benefit from UAAD but are not members, ask them to join and tell them why you are a member. If you want to pass their names along to me, I am happy to reach out and invite them as well. I would also encourage you to nominate a UAAD colleague for our featured member pieces. You can do this at We love hearing about the great work staff are doing across campus. In closing, the strength of the organization is in our people and that is why I continue to be involved. Why are you involved? Post your reason on Twitter and tag us at @uaad_unl or like us on Facebook at and comment on a post.

Thanks for all you to do make Nebraska a great place to work. Have a great week.


Founders' Day 2019 - February 20

A reminder that we will be celebrating 57 years of UAAD at Founders' Day!

February 20
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Nebraska Union Colonial Room


UNOPA invites UAAD members to join in their upcoming Career Development Committee workshops

The UNOPA Career Development Committee has two events planned for this Spring and has invited members of UAAD to attend.

Save the Date

April 16: Brown-bag lunch meeting from 12:00 – 1:00 in room 136 Paul Research Center at Whittier School.
Speaker: Ranelle Maltas, Technology Training Services Associate
Subject: Tips and Tricks and Updates for Office 365

May 8: Self-Defense Workshop for Women
Speaker: Officer Craig Price
Time: 1:30 – 4:30
Place: Auditorium at Facilities Maintenance

Souper Bowl
Souper Bowl

Congrats to our UAAD Souper Bowl Winners!

Congrats to our UAAD Souper Bowl Winners: 3rd to Ranelle Maltas with Clam Chowder for Lincoln Children's Zoo, 2nd to Becky Carter with Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice for Friendship Home, and 1st to Jenna Huttenmaier (LaRita Lang accepting) with Cheeseburger Soup for Capital Humane Society. trophies presented by Van Gardiner.

Thank you to everyone who attended!

Originally published February 14, 2019 - Submit an Item