Gov. DaveHeineman announced Wednesday that he has appointed Robert Schafer of Beatrice tothe University of Nebraska Board of Regents.
Schafer, an attorney, member ofthe Nebraska Air National Guard and agriculture community member, willrepresent the District 5 seat in the southeastern portion of the state.
Schafer, 45, currentlyserves as an attorney and managing partner at Carlson, Schafer and Davis, a lawfirm in Beatrice.
Schafer is also the owner andoperator of a farm in Pawnee County. He owns cattle and is also a memberand director of a swine operation in Iowa.
Schafer earned abachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctorfrom the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Schafer will serve in this seat until the 2014 election.
A map of District5 can be found at http://nebraska.edu/board/district-map.