The leadership of Jim O'Hanlon, interim dean for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was honored during University of Nebraska–Lincoln's promotion and tenure celebration on April 29.
He previously served as dean of Teachers College, associate vice chancellor for Extended Education, interim director of the Nebraska Alumni Association, interim director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction and interim dean for the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture.
Weissinger expressed sincere appreciation from the hundreds of faculty and staff and thousands of students and families whose lives have been enriched by O’Hanlon’s leadership throughout the years.
Starting in 2015, University of Nebraska–Lincoln will present the James P. O’Hanlon Academic Leadership Award annually to recognize an academic leader whose administrative effectiveness is based on character and integrity and whose actions reflect a genuine respect for the diversity of people and perspectives that form a great university. O’Hanlon has agreed to serve as a permanent member of the committee that will select each year’s award recipient.