Legal Scholar and former Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Harvey Perlman led the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as chancellor from 2001 to 2016. He previously served in various administrative positions at UNL, including interim chancellor, former dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law and interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. He also served as a faculty member at the NU College of Law and the University of Virginia Law School. His area of legal expertise lies in torts and intellectual property.
Perlman serves on the Council of the American Law Institute, a leading national law reform organization, as one of Nebraska’s Commissioners of Uniform State Laws. He formerly served as a member of the NCAA board of directors, is past chair of the Bowl Championship Series Presidential Oversight Committee and currently chairs the College Football Playoff Association board of directors. He also chairs the board of directors of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp. Perlman was vice chair of the Founders Committee for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Middle East and North Africa Water Centers of Excellence Network and currently serves on its newly formed board of directors. He received the George Turner Award from the Nebraska State Bar Association for contributions to the legal profession.
Perlman is a Nebraska native, and earned a Juris Doctorate and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska.