President, Omaha Supernovas

Diane Mendenhall joined the Nebraska Pro Volleyball the “Omaha Supernovas” in July of this year as its President. In this role Diane will lead a current team of 26 (and growing), 16 players, and a comprehensive Medical Team in the inaugural year of the Pro Volleyball Federation League.

Prior to joining the Supernovas, Diane worked for three years at the Lincoln Community Foundation as VP for Strategic Giving and for 20 years for the University of Nebraska in several administrative leadership positions. Her roles at UNL included 12 years in Husker Athletics – initially as John Cook’s first Director of Volleyball Operations and then as a Senior Associate Athletics Director, followed by six years leading the 25,000 member Nebraska Alumni Association as the Executive Director. Diane completed her tenure at the university by serving as the Chancellor’s Director of External Engagement. She was honored to serve two Chancellor’s for eight years as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.

A native of Ogallala, Neb., Diane is an alumna of the University of Kansas. She was a four-year starter for the Jayhawk volleyball team and a team captain as a senior. Many of you know her as the former radio analyst of Nebraska Volleyball for 16 years.

And a proud Rotarian.