Humanities Nebraska is served by dedicated volunteers on two boards: the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities. Board members are selected statewide from nominees who show a strong interest in the humanities and the cultural life of Nebraska, with special emphasis on community leaders from the state’s diverse geographic, occupational and ethnic constituencies. Humanities Nebraska seeks a balance between scholarly involvement in the humanities and other professional, business or community endeavors.

Council and Foundation members agree to attend three board meetings a year, serve on several subcommittees, assist in private fundraising, make a financial contribution to HN, promote public awareness of HN and its objectives, and attend and evaluate programs funded by Humanities Nebraska.

Among the programs that HN presents are the Chautauqua, Speakers Bureau, Capitol Forum on America’s Future, Prime Time Family Reading Time, Museum on Main Street exhibitions, and the Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities.

The boards meet three times a year, typically in January, April, and September.

For more information, contact Humanities Nebraska at 215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 330, Lincoln, NE 68508; call (402) 474-2131 ext. 102; fax (402) 474-4852 or e-mail [email protected].

Humanities Nebraska Council

Beth Whited Photo
Beth Whited, Omaha, Chair
Graciela Caneiro Livingston Photo
Graciela Caneiro-Livingston, Lincoln, Vice Chair
Dori Wanitschke Photo
Dori Wanitschke, Grand Island, Treasurer
Connie Duncan Photo
Connie Duncan, Lincoln, Immediate Past Chair
Effie F. Athanassopoulos, Lincoln
Val Cuppens, Lincoln

Michael R. Evans, Peru

Cecil Hicks, Jr., Omaha
Edgar Hicks Photo
Edgar Hicks, Omaha
Jeannette Jones, Lincoln
Lynette Krieger Photo
Lynette Krieger, Hastings
Mike Linder Photo

Mike Linder, Omaha

Ana Lopez Shalla, Omaha
Matt Low, Omaha
Barb Schlothauer Photo
Barb Schlothauer, Gering
Paulette Stefka Photo
Paulette Stefka, North Platte
David Vail, Kearney
Jaclyn M Wilson Photo
Jaclyn M. Wilson, Lakeside

Nebraska Foundation For the Humanities

Brenda Christensen Photo
Brenda Christensen, Omaha, President
Mike Homa Photo
Mike Homa, Omaha, Vice President
Keith Bystrom, Plattsmouth, Treasurer
Connie Duncan Photo
Connie Duncan, Lincoln
Judy K Ekeler Photo
Judy K. Ekeler, Fremont
Joel Falk, Omaha
Julia Gale Photo
Julia Gale, Lincoln
Linda Graff Photo
Linda Graff, McCook
Karen Higgins, Grand Island
Lynette Krieger Photo
Lynette Krieger, Hastings
Patrick Leahy, Omaha
Renee McClymont, Norfolk
Andy Pollock, Pleasant Dale
Mary Raimondo, Columbus
Thompson H. Rogers, Omaha
Barb Schlothauer Photo
Barbara Schlothauer, Gering
Paulette Stefka Photo

Paulette Stefka, North Platte

Laura Troshynski Photo
Laura Troshynski, North Platte
Beth Whited Photo
Beth Whited, Omaha
Jaclyn M Wilson Photo
Jacklyn M. Wilson, Lakeside
Sara Woods, Omaha

Board Nominations were due October 27, 2023!

However, during autumn 2024, you can nominate someone you know (or yourself) to serve on our Council Board of Directors. Use our online nomination form or download a fillable/printable PDF to mail.