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Robert Whitehouse (NE '97)


At the time of the Award, Robert Whitehouse was:

William Jennings Bryan High School
Omaha, NE

Biographical Information

During a restructuring period in 1991-1993, principal Robert Whitehouse implemented a four-period block schedule at William Jennings Bryan High School in Omaha, with great success: the failure rate has dropped, more students are on the honor roll, and teachers have greater control over their time, which has allowed them to become more creative in their teaching. He also developed "career clusters," a system in which students select one of five career areas, thus helping them to plan their own courseload. Mr. Whitehouse oversees a comprehensive technology program at Bryan, which includes 400 computers, two video production labs, a state-of-the-art sound reinforcement and recording facility, and a satellite dish to facilitate teleconferencing, distance learning and educational video access.

Personal Message

I am available to answer questions on Leadership activities you many encounter. I look forward to serving on the University Board of Regents as the first educator in many years to serve in that capacity. I was elected as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska system in Janurary of 2011.

Related Connections

Memoriam: Goodbye to Bob Whitehouse (NE '97)

Milestone: Bob Whitehouse (NE '97) Inducted Into National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Hall of Fame

Milestone: Robert Whitehouse (NE '97) Elected ViceChair of NE Board of Regents

Additional Information


1966 University of Nebraska - Kearney, B.A.

Scheduling, Vocations and Career Preparation