May 2, 2018
Lincoln, Neb. — On May 15 Richard Bischoff will assume his duties as associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic leader success in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He currently holds the positions of department chair and Gwendolyn A. Newkirk Professor of Leadership in Child, Youth and Family Studies (CYAF).
“We’re thrilled to welcome Rich Bischoff to the administrative ranks of IANR,” said IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm. “Rich has helped CYAF implement a strategic plan and develop a shared vision all while being attentive to inclusive excellence.”
As associate vice chancellor, Bischoff will focus on faculty and academic leader development and success. He will lead unit strategic planning, oversee academic program reviews, and serve as a liaison with the university’s office of academic affairs associate vice chancellor for faculty affairs. Bischoff will also provide oversight of the Nebraska LEAD program and serve as IANR’s chief diversity officer.
Bischoff holds a bachelor’s degree in family relations from Weber State College, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Auburn University, and a doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University. He came to Nebraska as a faculty member in 1998.
The department chair position left vacant by Bischoff will be filled on an interim basis by CYAF professor and graduate director Julia Torquati. Torquati currently supervises student research in childhood development, early childhood education and international family studies.
Incoming Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty & Academic Leader Success
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources