Spring 2013 |
Two new representatives joined the Board of Governors in January. Tim
Dempsey, representing District 3, and Michelle Nekuda, representing
District 5, were elected in November 2012 to a four-year term.
Tim Dempsey of Omaha is a retired criminal justice professional and
native of Omaha. He graduated from Omaha Central High School and holds a
B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in education from the University of
Nebraska at Omaha. Dempsey also earned a master's in public administration
from UNO. Teaching has always been his avocation. During the last 25 years,
Dempsey has served as an adjunct instructor for UNO, College of Saint Mary
Before starting his law enforcement career, Dempsey worked for the Omaha
Public Schools in several capacities including security and coaching. Over
the years, he has served on numerous boards and commissions including
Nebraska's Crime Commission, Juvenile Justice Commission and recently as a
board member of Nebraska's Office of Violence Prevention. He still works
part-time for UNO and also as a historian.
Michelle Nekuda of Bellevue is a human resources manager at Parker
Hannifin and an adjunct business professor at Columbia Southern University.
She holds a bachelor's in human resources and a master's in management from
Nekuda cares deeply about education issues and cites her experiences
working with MCC to establish a welder training program when her employer,
Elliot Equipment, needed the program because it could no longer train
in-house. Her priorities include expanding access to quality education,
supporting faculty, working with business to meet their needs and insisting
on responsible financial management. She and her husband, Jim, have two
children, Evan and Andy.
To contact the board, call 402-457-2257 or email