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Schmitz named to New Leaders Council’s Omaha Executive Board

Jaimie Schmitz

Bellevue University’s Jaimie Schmitz has been named Curriculum Vice Chair to the New Leaders Council’s Omaha Executive Board. Schmitz is a Producer/Director of Design and Creative Production in the Design and Development Department at BU. 

The NLC Omaha’s overall objective is to serve as a value-add partner to reduce structural and systemic political, economic, and social barriers in Omaha and greater Nebraska. They do so through education and training, leadership, and representation, according to the NLC’s website. 

“I’m so excited for my role as Curriculum Vice Chair for NLC-Omaha,” Schmitz said. “As a 2020 fellow, the institute pushed my own way of thinking in all the best ways as I was able to see just where and how my skills are needed in the community.”

Schmitz added that she’ll be able to use her skills that she’s learned at BU to help future fellows both in person and online. She’ll also continue to work on her capstone project, which the NLC requires for completion of the fellowship. Her project was “The Digital Literacy Initiative,” which advocates for digital responsibility by promoting empathy and inclusivity into peer-to-peer learning and self-reflection while following ethical online community standards. 

“The role itself is a lot of behind the scenes work, but it takes all kinds of people to make the organization work best for the community,” she said. 

For a full list of board members, click here. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).