Running for You
Barbara Weitz is a community leader, teacher, mother, and grandmother. She is running for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents to add a woman’s voice to the decision-making process and to provide a platform for other voices that are missing from the conversation. As college tuition continues to rise nationwide, Barbara wants to ensure that a University of Nebraska education does not become a consumer product, but is attainable and positions students for success. She also believes in providing lifelong learning opportunities for Nebraskans of all ages.
Working with You
Barbara will work hard to make tuition affordable by identifying new revenue streams and ensuring students do not bear the burden of decreasing tax revenues to the state. The Board of Regents must explore public-private partnerships like the ones that have improved education for our Pre-K-12 students – programs like Avenue Scholars Foundation in Omaha. Education must be attainable for Nebraska's future workforce and we must ensure that budget cuts do not put education out of reach for so many.
Transparency and Communication
Barbara will represent more Nebraskans by increasing transparency and communication with students, faculty, staff, and taxpayers. She believes that the University must seek input from these important constituencies before making major decisions. Barbara will do more to seek diverse perspectives and add missing voices to critical university decisions.
Barbara will drive innovative solutions and foster growth by drawing on her experience as a leader in the University and in the community. Barbara has 30 years of experience working within the University as a student, faculty member, trustee, board member of the University of Nebraska Foundation, alumna, and volunteer.