Attorney Doug Kristensen, the longest serving Chancellor at the University of Nebraska, is set to retire at the end of the academic year after serving 22 years. Following a one-year leave, he plans to return to the University to work on strategic projects. Kristensen is also the longest currently-serving leader of any Nebraska institutions of higher education.
Appointed in 2002, Kristensen had previously service in the Nebraska State Legislature (Senate) where he was, at the time, the longest serving speaker in the history of the Legislature. While serving in the Legislature, he also practiced law at Lieske & Kristensen in Minden, Nebraska.
Kristensen earned his law degree from Drake University School of Law.