Housing leadership change announced

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Housing leadership change announced

Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Charlie Francis, director of the Nebraska Unions, has been named interim director of University Housing, effective July 1. Francis's appointment follows the retirement of Sue Gildersleeve, director of University Housing, on June 30.

Francis has served as the director of the Nebraska Unions for 13 years. In this role, he oversaw the expansion and renovation of the Nebraska Union on City Campus, the completion of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, and has been integral in the growth and expansion of services within the Nebraska Unions. Francis is known for his ability to work with others and his focus on students.

Josh Overocker, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs, announced the appointment on May 9. Overocker says the interim appointment is for a period of up to one year to allow further analysis of operations.

"Over the past months, I’ve met and discussed University Housing and it’s needs with many among the Housing team," said Overocker. "With that in mind, I’ve made the decision to postpone a national search for a new Housing Director for six to nine months while we work to determine the scope of the Housing Director position in the future."

During the interim appointment, Ryan Lahne, senior associate director of the Nebraska Unions will serve as interim director of the Nebraska Unions.

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