LINCOLN – The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Tim Clare of Lincoln as its chairman for 2013 and Regent Howard Hawks of Omaha as its vice chairman.
Clare, an attorney, was elected to the board in 2008. Hawks, a businessman, was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2008. He previously served as chairman in 2005.
The board bid farewell to former Regent Jim McClurg of Lincoln, who chose not to seek re-election in 2012. Clare also welcomed three newly elected members to their first meeting: Hal Daub, a former Omaha mayor and congressman; Jim Pillen, a veterinarian and owner of a Columbus, Neb.,-based hog farming operation; and Lavon Heidemann, a farmer from Elk Creek who served two terms in the Nebraska Legislature.