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William J. Nunez

Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance and Professor of Practice

Dr. Nunez was appointed as Interim Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance in January 2018, and as permanent in April 2019. As vice chancellor for Business and Finance, Nunez is responsible for university financial services including accounting, budget, bursar, payroll, and student accounts and university operations including environmental health and safety, facilities maintenance and operations, facilities management planning and construction, human resources, inventory, parking and transit services, print, copy, mail and distribution services, procurement services, risk management, sustainability, transportation services, university police, and utilities.

Nunez served as Chief of Staff and Associate to the Chancellor from 2010 through 2018 working directly with the Chancellor in promoting, monitoring, and measuring the strategic vision, goals, and outcomes of the University, providing leadership, oversight, and guidance for major university initiatives, strategic planning, and capital projects, managing Chancellor budgets and resources including state, foundation, and other fund sources, and advising the Chancellor on campus-wide policy and administrative issues.

Nunez came to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from the University of Louisville in September 2003 to be the director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. At Louisville, he served in the Office of Planning and Budget for 12 years.

Dr. Nunez has published and presented nationally and internationally on topics of strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, higher education information systems, and campus master planning and space management. He holds a BS and MBA in business and an MA and Ph.D. in Education. He is a Professor of Practice in the College of Education and Human Sciences and has also had teaching appointments at Louisville and Indiana University-Southeast.