Student’s thoughts on new chancellor-elect, Ronnie Green

Bailey Hurley, Audra Moore, Lauren Reams

Margaret Silhasek, sophomore, sits on a boat in front of the Nebraska Union for her water ski team.

Margaret Silhasek, sophomore, sits on a boat in front of the Nebraska Union for her water ski team.

Out of all the students we interviewed today, Margaret Silhasek, a sophomore broadcasting major, was only one of two who actually knew who the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s new chancellor is.

And for the most part, she thinks a fresh face will be the best thing for the campus and its students.

“Right now, Nebraska is primarily known by Midwesterners, but their graduates end up everywhere because of the great programs we have here,” she said. “I think it’s his job to get us known more nationwide and as a top Big 10 school.”

And Silhasek hopes new Chancellor Ronnie Green bleeds ‘Husker Red’ just as much as she does.

“I think it’s (Nebraska) phenomenal. I couldn’t imagine being anywhere else,” she said. “I think it genuinely is the best Big 10 school and it provides great opportunities for its students.”

However, she does have a little advice for Green when he officially takes office next school year, pending board approval of course.

“My biggest thing is, there’s a lot of student fees that we pay that I don’t necessarily reap the benefits from,” she explained. “I think we should all just pay for the things that we utilize.”

Silhasek is excited to see what Green has planned for Nebraska and its students in her last few years on campus. She hopes he’ll make an effort to be more involved, make an impact and have a larger presence within the student body.

 

To hear more from Margaret and other UNL students about Green, click here:
http://www.newsnetnebraska.org/2016/04/13/students-unsure-who-new-chancellor-elect-really-is/

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