Tim Clare was born in Omaha, attended Lincoln East High School, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1985. Upon graduation, Tim moved to Omaha to work in the Management Training Program at First National Bank. In 1986, he enrolled in Creighton University to work on his Master of Business Administration degree. In 1989, Tim enrolled in Creighton University to work on his Juris Doctorate degree and in 1992 he received his JD and his MBA. While in law school, Tim was a member of the Creighton Law Review. Tim has served for more than 27 years as an attorney and partner with the firm of Rembolt Ludtke LLP in Lincoln. Tim has distinguished himself among his peers, earning numerous awards and designations.
Tim and his wife, Amy, have five children, all of whom have attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tim has been involved in the community throughout his career, including involvement with the College of Business Administration Alumni Board (President – 1993), serving as an adjunct professor in the College of Business Administration at UNL, Sigma Phi Epsilon Advisory Board, the UNL Alumni Association, Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters (President – 2007), the Lincoln Children’s Museum, the Lincoln Estate Planning Council (President – 2006), and many other civic commitments.
Tim was elected to the Board of Regents in 2008. During his time on the Board of Regents, Tim has taken leadership roles to help promote the betterment of University of Nebraska and our state. Tim has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents, Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, and Chairman of the Business Affairs and Academic committees. In his role as Chairman, Tim also served as an ex-officio member of the University of Nebraska Foundation Board of Directors. Tim has also served as the Board of Regents’ member to the West Haymarket Joint Public Agency, the three-person committee charged with overseeing the development of the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Lincoln’s Haymarket area, serving as Vice-Chair.
“I am very proud of the accomplishments and the strides the University of Nebraska has made during my time serving on the Board,” Clare said. The past eleven years have seen great advancements in many programs that impact all Nebraskans. These increases in momentum have included joining the Big Ten Conference, increasing University-wide enrollment, record research expenditures, record fundraising for the University of Nebraska, establishment of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, the Daugherty Water for Food Institute, the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, the partnership between the Department of Defense and the University of Nebraska establishing a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) to focus on research pertaining to specific defense needs of the United States, and the development and progress of Nebraska’s Innovation Campus.
Clare notes, “The momentum of our University of Nebraska is remarkable. Now, more than ever, we must go further in broadening the impact the University of Nebraska is capable of making here in Nebraska, around the country, and the world.”