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Ron Hug, who currently occupies ...
Ron Hug, who currently occupies the District 1 seat, is running for an open at-large position against two others, and four candidates are competing to take his current seat.
has led the charge on many initiatives in his
14 years on the board, including improved vocational training, putting a renewed emphasis on the college's health science programs and working now to launch a Metro business incubator.
experience with the college, from student to board member, is unique.
Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Nebraska - Board of Governors Meeting Agenda
This profile features board member Ron Hug. Meet Board Member Ron HugA strong commitment to vocational education compelled Ron Hug to run and serve as a board member for District 1.Hug
, whose term runs through 2006, said he
also wanted to ensure equal access to education for all persons in Metro's
four-county service area.
...A machinist for Avaya, Hug is an Omaha native.He completed a General Equivalency Diploma at Metro in 1974.Hug
was one of the first students to receive a GED at Metro
.Since then, he
has taken college credit classes at both Metro
and at Bellevue University
is married and he
wife, Barbara, are the parents of four children.Barbara works at First Data
.As a board member, Hug said he derives personal satisfaction from participating in activities that improve the quality of the workplace for college employees.
"I am proud to have been part of the process to facilitate the purchase of bullet proof vests for Metro's
Public Safety and Assistance officers."Hug
hobby as cars."Right now, I have a '74 Dodge Challenger that I brought back from California.This is the fifth Challenger that I have worked on."Hug is a member of the Rapid Transit Auto Club and the Midwest Street Rod Association.
For the at-large seat, Ron Hug ...
For the at-large seat, Ron Hug and Alec Gorynski are the strongest candidates; in District 1, Phillip Klein and Judy Domina; and in District 2, incumbent David Newell and Larry Bradley.
>> Ron Hug, at-large district - Hug, with a background as a machinist, has served on the Metro board since 1999.
He was the first student to receive a GED from Metro in 1974.
Currently the District 1 representative at Metro, he
opted to seek the at-large seat this year.
has served capably and does a good job in describing the college's key issues and the background behind them.
deserves credit for his
focus in strengthening Metro's
nursing program and creating a campus police department.
should have a presidential succession strategy and cultivate talent internally for possible consideration down the road for the job.
In the primary on Tuesday for Metropolitan Community College
, these candidates have demonstrated capabilities making them worthy of advancement: at-large seat, Ron Hug
and Alec Gorynski; District 1, Phillip Klein and Judy Domina; and District 2, David Newell and Larry Bradley.
Ron Hug, Metro's board chairman, said the college has ties to the packing plants.Many of the college's students are children or grandchildren of packing plant workers.
"We want to recognize the people who spent their lives earning a living for their families in those plants," he
hopes that bricks for the monument can be taken from the Wilson packing plant, which is being demolished at 27th and Y Streets in south Omaha. He
said it has not been decided what type of monument would be built, but a clocktower or archway are possibilities. Hug
said a committee that includes Metro board members and community representatives is being formed to plan and raise funds for the monument.
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