Heineman announced Wednesday that he has appointed Robert Schafer of Beatrice to
the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
Schafer, an attorney, member of
the Nebraska Air National Guard and agriculture community member, will
represent the District 5 seat in the southeastern portion of the state.
Schafer, 45, currently
serves as an attorney and managing partner at Carlson, Schafer and Davis, a law
firm in Beatrice.
Schafer is also the owner and
operator of a farm in Pawnee County. He owns cattle and is also a member
and director of a swine operation in Iowa.
Schafer earned a
bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctor
from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Schafer will serve in this seat until the 2014 election.
A map of District
5 can be found at http://nebraska.edu/board/district-map.