UNMC Looks Back at the Merger
Dr.Cecil Wittson, M.D. joined the University of Nebraska as the Director of the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in 1950. He was named Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1964. Wittson negotiated the transformation of the College of Medicine into the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a semi-autonomous unit of the University of Nebraska in 1968. He was appointed Chancellor of UNMC in 1969. He retired in 1972.
Oral history excerpt from Cecil Wittson, first chancellor (president) of UNMC. The clip covers Wittson' recollections about the NU merger. This interview was recorded December 6, 1979. (View streaming video of this excerpt.)
Dr. Rena Boyle, Ph.D. joined the University of Nebraska as the Associate Dean of Nursing in 1967. After the University of Nebraska Medical Center became a semi-autonomous unit of the University of Nebraska in 1968, Boyle became the Dean of the School of Nursing. In 1972, the School was elevated to a College. She was instrumental in establishing the Lincoln nursing campus and oversaw the construction of the new College of Nursing building in Omaha.
Oral history excerpt from Rena Boyle, Dean of the College of Nursing. The clip covers how UNMC handled the OU nursing program. This interview was recorded July 6, 1979. (View streaming video of this excerpt.)