Associate Vice Chancellor for Research finalists to visit

Schuyler Korban
Schuyler Korban

Six finalists for two associate vice chancellor for research positions will visit campus in late July and August for interviews and to make public resentations. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.

These positions will play major leadership roles in helping UNL achieve its research and economic development growth goals, said Prem S. Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development. One associate vice chancellor will have campuswide general responsibilities for research development, growth and compliance. The other will focus on physical sciences and other research related to Department of Defense fundable projects.

The first candidate, Schuyler Korban, will make his presentation 3 p.m. July 26 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room 202/Ubuntu Room.

Korban is a professor of molecular genetics and biotechnology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 2009, he has been director of International Programs for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. He joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1982 after completing postdoctoral training there. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry and a master’s in plant physiology from the American University of Beirut and a doctorate in plant genetics from UNL. Read Korban’s CV online at:

Other candidates will be announced as plans for their visits are finalized.

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