Dave Heineman makes it official: He wants to be University of Nebraska president

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    Gov Dave Heineman said he decided to apply to be the next NU president because of his focus on education and jobs — which he says are key to Nebraska’s success. "I’ve seen firsthand what educators do and the difference they can make in the lives of these young kids," he said.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:00 am | Updated: 10:08 am, Wed May 28, 2014.

LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman announced Wednesday he is applying to become the next president of the University of Nebraska system, calling NU one of Nebraska’s greatest assets.

"I love this great state, I’m passionate about education, and I’d be honored to be the next president of the University of Nebraska," Heineman told reporters at a press conference Wednesday morning. "I think I can have an impact in a positive way."

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