The Mergers

Hardin, Naylor, and Wittson

NU Chancellor Clifford Hardin, OU President Kirk Naylor (future UNO Chancellor), and NU College of Medicine Dean Cecil Wittson (future UNMC Chancellor) in 1967 at a convocation about the proposed merger.

In 1968, the University of Nebraska (NU) and the Municipal University of Omaha (OU) merged to form the University of Nebraska system. As NU became the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) and the OU became the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska College of Medicine split off from UNL to form a third independent campus, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).

In 1991, Kearney State College (KSC) merged into the University of Nebraska system, becoming the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) and creating the four-campus system we know today.

The Mergers