University of Nebraska Foundation leaders receive professional honors

Brian F. Hastings, left, and Joe Selig were honored by the District VI chapter of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) at its regional conference in Denver. Hastings is president and CEO of the University of Nebraska Foundation; Selig recently retired from the foundation, where he served as senior vice president for UNL development.

University of Nebraska Foundation President and CEO Brian F. Hastings and recently retired Senior Vice President for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Development Joe Selig were recognized this week by the district chapter of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the District VI regional conference in Denver.

Hastings, who has served as the foundation’s president and CEO since 2012, received the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service to CASE and District VI.

Hastings has been a longtime volunteer and leader with CASE, an international professional association dedicated to educational advancement in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and advancement services.

Hastings is currently a member of the CASE Board of Trustees and chairs the CASE Commission on Philanthropy. Previously, he was a member of the U.S./Canada Council, the District VI Cabinet, and the National Committee for College and University Foundations. He has been a faculty member for numerous CASE conferences and institutes and co-chaired the group that updated the global reporting standards for the profession in 2021.

Selig, who served the University of Nebraska in various capacities for 46 years, received the Virginia Carter Smith Recognition Award. The honor is presented to senior advancement professionals with exceptional service to CASE who are ending their careers within the last or next 12 months.

As senior vice president for UNL development, Selig led fundraising for some of the university’s largest-ever projects, which were driven by strong, sincere relationships with donors. Before transitioning to a full-time fundraising role with the foundation in 2003, Selig spent 27 years in UNL Athletics, ultimately becoming a senior associate athletic director.

Selig retired after 19 years of service to the foundation and now works part time for The 1890 Initiative, a name, image and likeness (NIL) collective that supports UNL student-athletes.

About the University of Nebraska Foundation

The University of Nebraska Foundation grows relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives and save lives. During the most recent fiscal year, a record 60,571 donors gave $300.6 million to the foundation to aid UNK, UNO, UNL, UNMC and its clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, and NCTA. The foundation raises more than $7 for every $1 it spends. Only in Nebraska: A Campaign for Our University’s Future is its current campaign with a goal to raise $3 billion from 150,000 unique benefactors to support the University of Nebraska. More information is at

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