Object Type: Folder
In Folder: Oral History Collection
Donald Leuenberger begins his interview describing the start of his career working for the state of Nebraska in Health and Human Services, tax reform and the State School Finance committee. He details donors and their relationships with UNMC. He discusses upgrading and expanding the utility infrastructure on campus, agreements with local electrical companies and the cost savings derived from it. He describes diversity and international partnerships with Japan, China and Germany for the commercialization of research and research symposiums. Leuenberger discusses the creation of UNeMed and the commercialization of research on campus. He details the community impact of UNMC, the focus on improving campus housing, the establishment of Destination Midtown and traffic patterns around campus. He details the creation of the Center for Healthy Living as UNMC’s focus on wellness and preventative medicine grew. Leuenberger concludes his interview discussing the beginning of the Omaha With Lights (OWL) bike ride and the growth of both the physical campus and its reputation.
Transcript of the interview with Donald Leuenberger.