Strategic Discussions for Nebraska is grateful to the Robert and Ardis James Family Foundation. Their foresight, financial support and guidance have made this program possible.

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska benefits from the involvement and advice of an external advisory board. We wish to express appreciation to the board members:

Mark Balschweid, Ph.D., Head of the UNL Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication
Charlyne Berens, Ph.D., Interim Dean of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Jonathan Brand, J.D., President of Doane College in Crete
Dr. Eric Brown, General Manager of KRVN Radio in Lexington
Dr. Frederik Ohles, President of Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln
Dr. Janie Park, President of Chadron State College
Harvey Perlman, J.D., Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
James Seacrest, Retired Newspaper Publisher, Lincoln
Linda Shipley, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Jose Soto, J.D., Vice President of Affirmative Action, Equity and Diversity, Southeast Community College Area
Lyn Wallin Ziegenbein, J.D., Executive Director, Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha

We also wish to thank the ex-officio external board members:

Ralph James, Executive Director of Executive Education, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Dr. Robert James, President, Enterprise Asset Management, Inc., New York, New York
Cathy James Paglia, Director, Enterprise Asset Management. Inc., New York, New York

Strategic Discussions for Nebraska also appreciates the involvement of the faculty and staff of the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications, including Dr. Charlyne Berens, interim dean; Dr. Linda Shipley, associate dean; Tim Anderson; Dr. Ruth Brown; Trina Creighton; Dr. Frauke Hachtmann; Michelle Hassler; Phyllis Larsen; and Amy Struthers