Nancy Biggs, PhD

Nancy is a long-time Lincoln resident, attending Huntington, Dawes and Northeast High Schools. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from UNL.  Nancy spent her career with Lincoln Public Schools teaching Special Education at Arnold, Meadow Lane and Hawthorne elementary schools before becoming an Administrator in Human Resources; with 25 of her 38 years with LPS as the Associate Superintendent for Human Resources.   After retiring from Lincoln Public Schools in 2013, Nancy began an ‘encore’ career as a Professor and Chair of Education at Nebraska Wesleyan University.  

Nancy is a member of the Community Health Charities board and has served on the boards of Continuum Employee Assistance Program, Leadership Lincoln, the Capitol Humane Society, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teacher’s College Alumni Association, the United Way, and United Way’s Women in Philanthropy (WIP). She served as the first Chair of WIP and was instrumental in beginning the Helping Hands Auction to raise funds for WIP.  Nancy has been involved nationally as President of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators and was recognized as the Personnel Administrator of the Year in 2007. 

"As a former Lincoln Public Schools employee I witnessed first-hand the powerful role the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools played in supporting the educational programs in LPS.   As a donor since the Foundation started, I believe in the importance of giving back to our community.  Supporting the Foundation is one way to continue this support after I am no longer employed."