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Joseph Soshnik

Joseph Soshnik, American investment banking consultant. Recipient Business Leadership award Alumni Association University Nebraska, Special Charter award Nebraska Council Economic Education, Distinguished Service award; John P. Begley award Creighton University, Alumni Achievement citation Creighton University, Alumni Merit award Creighton University.

Background

  • Soshnik, Joseph was born on February 14, 1920 in Omaha. Son of Ben Nathan and Clara (Lehman).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, Creighton University, 1941. Master of Science (Alfred P. Sloan fellow), University Denver, 1943. Student, University Colorado, 1944.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Nebraska, 1988.

    Career

    • Instructor, assistant professor, associate professor Creighton University, 1946-1957, auditor, budget consultant, 1952-1957. With University Nebraska, 1957-1971, professor business administration, 1966-1971, comptroller, 1957-1962, vice chancellor, 1962-1968, president Lincoln campuses and outstate activities, 1968-1971. Vice president Kirkpatrick, Pettis, Smith, Polian, Inc., 1971-1973, executive vice president, 1973-1990, chairman executive committee, 1973-1985, also board directors.

      Investment banking consultant Omaha, from 1990.

    Membership

    Chairman Nebraska Commission Higher Education Facilities Act, 1964-1971. Chairman Omaha Tomorrow, 1981-1982. Trustee Nebraska Council Economic Education, since 1969, chairman, 1974-1975, 83.

    Trustee Nebraska Educational television Council Higher Education, 1969-1971, Omaha Industrial Foundation, 1979-1991, vice president, 1986-1991. Trustee University Nebraska Foundation, since 1978. Member higher education advisory committee Midwest Regional Conference Council State Governments, 1963-1971.

    Member Citizens Advisory Committee Omaha Public schools, 1954-1957. Trustee Lincoln General Hospital and Lincoln General Hospital Association, 1962-1971, treasurer, 1963-1967. National trustee National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1978-1983, co-chairman Midlands executive board, 1973-1980, board governors, 1989-2000.

    Board directors Lincoln Hospital and Health Council, 1962-1969, secretary treasurer, 1962-1964. Board directors Lincoln Community Chest, 1963-1969, Child Guidance Center, 1960-1963, Nebraskans for Public television, 1972-1976, Jewish Federation Omaha, 1975-1978, Father Flanagan's Boys Home, 1978-1988, Junior Achievement Omaha, 1981-1983, Metropolitan Arts Council Omaha, 1987-1995, treasurer, 1989-1993, Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities, 1993-1996. Member Boys Town National Council Friends, since 1989.

    Board governors Omaha Boys' Clubs, 1972-1976. Member Lincoln Foundation, 1968-1971. Member council business executives Creighton University College Business Administration, 1972-1977, chairman, 1973-1977.

    Member president's council Creighton University, since 1973. Trustee Temple Israel, 1973-1975, 91-93. Member citizens assembly United Way Midlands, 1975-1999.

    Board visitors Creighton Institute Business, Law and Social Research, 1976-1978. Member president's advisory council University Nebraska, 1977-1987. Member Nebraska Committee for Higher Education, 1986-1990.

    Treasurer, member executive committee St. Joseph Health Care Foundation, 1982-1984. Chairman Leadership Omaha, 1986-1988. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

    Member Nebraska Association Commerce and Industry (director 1982-1988), American Council Education, National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (senate joint committee business officers 1959-1966), National Association College and University Business Officers, Nebraska Securities Industry Association (president 1986-1987), Greater Omaha C. of Chamber (board directors 1980-1990, director emeritus since 1991, vice president 1986-1988, director foundation 1985-2000), Innocents Society, Order of Artus, Beta Gamma Sigma., Alpha Sigma Nu, Pi Lambda Phi, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Sigma Rho.
    • Nebraska Association Commerce and Industry (director 1982-88)
      1982 - 1988

    • American Council Education

    • National Association State Univs. and Land-Grant Colleges (senate joint committee business officers 1959-66)
      1959 - 1966

    • National Association College and University Business Officers

    • Nebraska Securities Industry Association (president 1986-87)
      1986 - 1987

    • Greater Omaha C. of C. (board directors 1980-90, director emeritus 1991?Co, vice president 1986-88, director foundation 1985-2000)
      1980 - 1990

    • Innocents Society

    • Order of Artus

    • Beta Gamma Sigma.

    • Alpha Sigma Nu

    • Pi Lambda Phi

    • Delta Sigma Pi

    • Delta Sigma Rho.

    Connections

    • Son of; married Miriam Saks, June 29, 1941. Children– David, Allan (deceased), Robert.
    • father: Ben Nathan Son
    • mother: Clara (Lehman) Son
    • spouse: Miriam Saks
    • children: David Soshnik
    • Allan Soshnik (deceased)
    • Robert Soshnik
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    Born February 14, 1920
    Died November 22, 2002
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1941
      Creighton University
    • 1943
      University Denver
    • 1944
      University Colorado
    • 1952
      University Nebraska
    • 1988
      University Nebraska
    • 1962 - 1968
      with University Nebraska
    • 1971 - 1973
      vice president, Kirkpatrick
      Smith, Alberta, Canada
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