Robert Phares
Bob Phares

A quick-glance biography of the newly named regent from District 7.

Age: 66

Born: Atlantic, Iowa; raised in North Platte

Education: graduate, Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearney), bachelor’s degree in business administration, 1962

Work: President, Phares Financial, a financial planning firm in North Platte

Political experience: North Platte mayor, 1969 to 1976; ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1978

Civic experience: director, Great Plains Medical Center; director, Kearney State College Foundation; director, Mid-Plains Community College Foundation; member, NU President’s Advisory Council

Family: Wife, Margene; children, Bradley, Brian, Amy; seven grandchildren

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