Associate VC for research candidate’s presentation Aug. 21

Craig Arndt, a candidate for associate vice chancellor for research focusing on defense-related projects, will make a public presentation at 3 p.m., Aug. 21 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, room 212 (Unity Room). The event is open to faculty, staff and students.

Arndt is a professor of systems engineering and management at Defense Acquisition University, a U.S. Department of Defense leadership training institution. He also is founder, president and chief technology officer of Unlimited for Life Inc., which develops human system engineering products. Arndt has more than 25 years of experience in research and development and working with major defense contractors.

He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University, master's degrees in systems engineering and human factors engineering from Wright State University, a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from Navy War College and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton. Arndt's CV is available for download as a PDF at

Six finalists are in consideration for two associate vice chancellor for research positions that will play major leadership roles in helping UNL achieve its research and economic development growth goals. Arndt, the last finalist to visit campus, is one of two candidates for the position that will focus on physical sciences and other research related to Department of Defense-related projects. The other position will have campuswide general responsibilities for research development, growth and compliance.