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Interim President Chris Kabourek

Chris Kabourek

Chris Kabourek began his term as the interim president of the University of Nebraska System on January 1, 2024. Kabourek also serves as the University of Nebraska’s senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Raised in David City, Kabourek earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Nebraska Wesleyan University and MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He joined the university in 1997 as a budget and research analyst and rose through progressive leadership roles before being named CFO in 2018.

Kabourek was the chief architect of the University of Nebraska’s new deferred maintenance strategy that will address more than $800 million in facility needs while saving more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer dollars. Under his leadership, the University of Nebraska has consistently achieved high marks from credit ratings agencies, allowing the university to save taxpayer money while meeting student, faculty and staff needs. Kabourek played a lead role in the creation of the Nebraska Promise financial aid program, which has helped more than 18,000 Nebraska students attend the university tuition-free since its launch in 2020. He has also provided leadership on strategic planning efforts and numerous legislative and capital budget requests.

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