Bold Designs

The Campaign for Nebraska Wesleyan University

Opening our doors for the first time in 1888, Nebraska Wesleyan University began with just one building, Old Main.

Rising up among a field of sunflowers, this structure became a promise of greatness in higher education. Our founders had a vision for generations of students making an impact on our communities and our world.

Because of the generosity of donors, our university has flourished since inaugural day. Today we stand together driven by the same purpose: to foster bright thinkers dedicated to discovery, leadership and service.

For the first time in over 25 years, Nebraska Wesleyan is embarking on a campaign designed to provide bold outcomes. Together with partnerships among alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends, we see an opportunity to advance Nebraska Wesleyan as a leading national liberal arts university.

Our Mission

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

Our Vision

Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership and success in a diverse world.


President Fred Ohles

A solid plan, a proven process a rich tradition and a deep commitment—these are the reasons why Nebraska Wesleyan succeeds. And we have designs on an even brighter future.