I just wanted to wish Meredith Bacon a happy retirement. She is an awesome lady.
The Faculty Senate president at the University of Nebraska at Omaha completed a third one-year term Wednesday, but not consecutively — and now under a different name from the first two terms.
“Two as Wally,” the outgoing president said, “and one as Meredith.”
Meredith Bacon, formerly known as Walter M. Bacon Jr., is believed to be the first transgender person in America elected as a college or university faculty leader.
She not only is stepping away from the leadership position but also is retiring after 38 years as a UNO political science professor.
“Leaving the students, that’s the worst part about retiring,” she said. “But my health is not good enough to be as good a teacher as I need to be.”