Jim O'Hanlon held many positions before fully retiring - helped UNL in many interim positions - too many for me to capture. He stated that usually there are interim positions because there are issues to resolve and he like that challenge.
Jim grew up in Blair Nebraska and attended college in Iowa and Nebraska. He started his teaching career in Fremont.
He landed at UNL and spent most of his time in the Teacher's College. When he retired from that position he did not fully retire. He continued to mentor some doctoral students and took on numerous interim dean positions. Here is one of the bios that I found on Jim (click here).
His Father was a Rotarian who rarely missed a meeting. His Mother was the head of the Church group that provided the meals for Rotary as a fundraiser. So Jim has been aware of Rotary for years. His oldest son is also a Rotary member in Eugene, Oregon - visiting us a couple of years ago along with some friends who attended the Oregon vs. Nebraska football game.
Jim has 2 other children and a total of 7 grandchildren. He has been married for 58 years and first met his wife in 7th grade.
His primary volunteer focus is mediation supporting the Supreme Court processes.
Something we probably do not know about Jim is that he has played the clarinet in the Lincoln Community Band since 1988.