Governor Appoints College of Architecture Faculty Member to State Board

Governor Appoints College of Architecture Faculty Member to State Board

By Kerry McCulloug...

February 8, 2018

Architecture Associate Professor Brian Kelly

The College of Architecture is pleased to announce Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed Associate Professor Brian M. Kelly as a representative on the State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects.

The board oversees state licensure and regulates the practices of architects and professional engineers to ensure that those who partake in these professions are qualified. In addition to regulatory proceedings, the board also enforces the laws governing the practice of engineering and architecture.

As a representative, Kelly will provide guidance in reviewing and establishing requirements for education, experience, examination and enforcement of state statutes for the practices of engineering and architecture to safeguard life, health and property in the state of Nebraska.

Currently the board comprises of four professional engineers, three architects and one member of the public. One architect and one professional engineer must be faculty at the University of Nebraska appointed upon recommendation of the Dean of Architecture and the Dean of Engineering, respectively. All board members are appointed by the Governor of Nebraska and serve terms of five years.

Kelly replaces Architecture Professor Emeritus Thomas Laging.

“Our faculty members are extremely committed to developing the future of the professions not only by educating emerging professionals but also by being intrinsically involved in the direction of the field ensuring its continued positive trajectory,” said Dean Katherine Ankerson. “Brian has served this college well in various leadership capacities and it is with my full endorsement that I recommend him for this prestigious board position.”