Prem S. Paul

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Prem S. Paul

Prem S. Paul, long-serving vice chancellor for research and economic development who helped lead unprecedented research growth at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died early Friday, Sept. 2, surrounded by family. He was 68.

Paul, who began his tenure at Nebraska on July 1, 2001, announced he was ending his tenure as vice chancellor in an Aug. 29 message to faculty and staff.

“Serving this university… has been the highlight of my career,” Paul wrote in the message. “I am indebted to the many faculty members and staff who have made our research growth possible. It has been an honor to witness your achievements and to watch you dream bigger. We are a strong research university on an impressive trajectory and I know that our best days lie ahead.”

A memorial fund, the Prem S. Paul Fund for Research Excellence, has been established here at the University of Nebraska Foundation. For more information on the fund, call 402-458-1100.

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