Office of the Vice Chancellor

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Michael Zeleny

Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
305 ADMS
Lincoln NE, 68588-0425

Mike Zeleny has been named the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s vice chancellor for business and finance, effective Jan. 1, 2023. 

Zeleny has been a member of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s senior administrative team as Chief of Staff and Associate to the Chancellor since January 2018. Prior to that, he served as associate vice chancellor for research and economic development. 

Zeleny, originally from Exeter, Nebraska, worked for more than 20 years in the Office of Research and Economic Development, assisting with the university’s research growth and expanding its economic development mission. He is active in several community organizations and boards and has served on and led many university committees and initiatives. 

A Nebraska U alumnus, Zeleny earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1994, and a Master of Business Administration in 1996. 

Nebraska’s vice chancellor for business and finance is UNL’s chief business officer and reports to the chancellor. The position is responsible for oversight and administration of the university’s $1.2 billion operating budget in conformity with university policy and state and federal laws. The position serves as UNL’s chief financial and operating officer and pursues operational excellence, innovation and efficiency across all business services, university police, parking, human resources, the university’s physical facilities, and related operational units. 

The position serves on the chancellor’s executive leadership team and is a member of the chancellor’s extended cabinet.  

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Phillip “Phil” Berlie
Assistant Vice Chancellor

University Budget & Fiscal Analysis

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Steven "Steve" Beck
Assistant Vice Chancellor

Human Resources

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Jimmy “Jim” Jackson
Associate Vice Chancellor

University Operations

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Jordan Malone
Project Manager

Office of the Vice Chancellor

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Hassan Ramzah
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Chief of Police

University Police

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Brian Reetz
Communications Coordinator, Executive Specialist

Office of the Vice Chancellor

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Lacey Rohe
Associate Vice Chancellor & Controller

Financial Services