Weber, Delbert D.
Dr. Delbert D. "Del" Weber (July 23, 1932-January 11, 2019) was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha from 1977 until his retirement in 1997. He presided over a period of growth for the university, shepherding the institution through the transition from a struggling small campus into a healthy metropolitan university. He also presided over the establishment of the first solo doctoral programs at UNO. Just before his retirement, he secured the NU Board of Regents approval to build the first residential halls at UNO, which were completed by his successor.
Prior to his term at UNO, he served as assistant to the president and secretary of the Board of Trustees at Cleveland State University (1965-1969) and professor and dean of education at Arizona State University (1969-1977). After his time at UNO, he served as president of the Omaha Community Foundation (1997-2002) and member of the Board of Directors of the Omaha Public Power District (1997-2015). He was King of Ak-Sar-Ben in 1989.
Del Weber was born and raised in Columbus, NE. He received a B.A. (1954) from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE, and an M.Ed. and Ed.D., from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He and his wife, Lou Ann, had three children: Bill Weber, Beth Bratches, and Kelly Maddalena. Dr. Weber passed away at age 86 due to complications related to lymphoma.
"UNO Mourns Loss of Chancellor Emeritus Del Weber." University Communications, University of Nebraska at Omaha website, January 12, 2019. https://www.unomaha.edu/news/2019/01/uno-mourns-loss-of-chancellor-emeritus-del-weber.php
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
The Del Weber Speeches cover the period from 1977 until 1998, when Delbert D. Weber was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The speeches consist of handwritten and typed notes and scripts. An unformatted list of speeches in the staff view includes speech title, organization or location, and title.
The King of Ak-Sar-Ben Goblet Collection consists of four silver goblets awarded to University of Omaha Presidents and University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellors by the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben. Philip Milo Bail received two in 1955 and 1974, Ronald W. Roskens received one in 1980, and Delbert D. Weber received one in 1990.
A framed and matted photo signed by players and coaches of the University of Nebraska at Omaha NCAA Division II National Champion Volleyball Team given to UNO Chancellor Del Weber.
In August of 1989, Del Weber, University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor (1977-1997), was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Chancellor Del Weber was born in Columbus, NE. He received a B.A. (1954) from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE, and an M.Ed. and Ed.D., from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
University of Nebraska Foundation 80th anniversary interview with UNO Chancellor Emeritus Del Weber, 2016
Video produced by the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2016 marking its 80th anniversary that included an interview with UNO Chancellor Emeritus Del Weber.
UNO Chancellor Emeritus Del Weber giving a speech to the UNO course Honors Public Speaking of Prof. Rita Shaughnessy, November 14, 2016
Video recording of UNO Chancellor Emeritus Del Weber giving a speech to the UNO course Honors Public Speaking of Prof. Rita Shaughnessy on November 14, 2016.
UNO Chancellor's Medallion and plaque presented to Del Weber in 1993 to mark his 15th year as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Also included is documentation about the creation of the medallion.