Chuck O’Connor
Dean, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

No biases, no boundaries, just a steadfast commitment to conquer conventional thinking, overcome conformity and create connections. I am obsessed by the future and strive to build arts programs for the 21st century that provide a unique value in higher education, embrace new ways of learning and redefine the boundaries within the arts and other disciplines on campus. Like many of you, I enjoy being around others who are passionate about leadership and undaunted by the complex operational environments and human interactions with which we work. I am keenly interested in addressing mental health issues in the arts. I have loved coming to ICFAD for many years and feel honored to be a nominee for the board. Thank you for considering me. I hope I can be helpful.