NU Priority Presidential Candidate visits NCTA

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. NU Priority Presidential Candidate Admiral Ted Carter took a tour of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis on Sunday.

ADM Ted Carter addresses the people of Curtis at the NCTA question and answer session. (SOURCE: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

ADM Carter is a former Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

According to NU Regent Jim Pillen, ADM Carter is the only person to serve for five continuous years as a Superintendent of the USNA. He said in most cases they are released after 3 due to the challenges of the position.

Pillen said Carter was chosen unanimously by the committee,

"He was a secret ballot unanimous choice of the search committee, he was the unanimous choice in the four student regions, he was the unanimous choice of the elected eight members of the Board of Regents," said Pillen.

ADM Carter said he felt a special connection with the NCTA Campus in Curtis.

"This is one of the primary campuses that is part of the makeup of the University of Nebraska," said Carter.

"It's a chance for me to come to Curtis and see this spectacular campus that dates back to 1911."

"I think it's the baseline of the 'job want' of why all of the University of Nebraska system's were founded. It's just the very personality of who the university system is. I think this is an incredibly relevant place."

Pillen explained the University of Nebraska is in the middle of a 30 day deciding period in which his candidacy will be approved by other entities within the school's system.

Should he be approved, ADM Ted Carter will officially be 'President Ted Carter.'

"I just want everybody to know how excited I am to potentially be the next President. It's an honor to be here. I've been thrilled and so warmly welcomed by Nebraskans everywhere I've gone," said Carter.