News and Stories

News and Stories

July 14, 2021
Midland University is proud to announce Dr. Jamie Simpson as its new Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. She will also oversee Performing & Fine Arts at Midland. Simpson replaces Dr. Lawrence Chatters, who served as VP for Student Affairs since January of 2019...Read more
June 14, 2021
Sid Dillon witnessed firsthand the impact a scholarship can make for a Midland University student. When he was receiving his COVID-19 vaccination earlier this spring, Sid caught the attention of the pharmacist, Freddy Orellana '12, who was performing the procedure. Turns out that Freddy, a...Read more
May 24, 2021
Jessica Janssen Wolford, Vice President for Institutional Advancement has announced that she will be taking a new role as Senior Director for Development with the University of Nebraska Foundation, supporting UNMC. Over the last six years, Jessica has led the growth of development, alumni relations...Read more
May 13, 2021
Midland University is excited to announce the addition of Courtney Thomsen as its new Director of Athletics. Thomsen takes over for Dave Gillespie, who is retiring June 1 after serving as Midland’s AD since 2013. Thomsen comes to Midland after serving as Director of Athletics for Marymount...Read more
April 27, 2021
Midland University is pleased to announce Dr. Seria Chatters ‘00 as its keynote speaker for the 2021 Commencement ceremony on May 8th at 10 a.m. at the Wikert Event Center. Dr. Chatters is the Director of Equity and Inclusivity of the State College Area School District in State College,...Read more
April 26, 2021
It’s common for married couples to have met in college, but the Phillips family has taken it several steps further. Not one, not two, but three generations of the Phillips family met their future spouse while attending Midland. “Lots of people do meet their significant other through college, but...Read more
April 13, 2021
Midland University is excited to announce the addition of Steve Oursler as Director of Major Gifts. Oursler is an experienced fundraiser who has worked in higher education for the past 16 years. He most recently served as the Senior Director of Philanthropy and Planned Giving at Albion College in...Read more
January 27, 2021
Krista Hinrichs is all about helping others. Whether it’s through her work as a crisis counselor at Boys Town, or in her role as Miss Collegiate Nebraska 2021, the 2020 Midland graduate relishes the opportunity to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. “I really love opportunities where I can give back...Read more
December 18, 2020
In its continuing efforts to serve the marketplace needs of the community, Midland University is announcing the addition of Agribusiness as its newest field of study, beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Agribusiness will be offered as a new major along with three compressed majors (Agribusiness...Read more
September 10, 2020
For the third consecutive year, Midland University is reporting record enrollment numbers. Midland is announcing a total enrollment of 1,572 students for the 2020-21 school year, increasing nearly 12 percent from the 2019-20 enrollment of 1,408. Midland also enrolled a record number of freshmen...Read more

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