Don Clifton Facility

LOCATION: 710 Hill Street, Lincoln, NE 68502

OPERATION: October 2, 2017 – Present


The Don Clifton facility is a 38,000 square-foot building that is split to serve two significant purposes for Lincoln Public Schools.

  1. The Don Clifton Professional Learning Center is used for a variety of LPS events including professional learning opportunities, workshops and meetings. The center has 3-5 rooms depending upon the configuration, and features state of the art presentation and audio systems. This facility is only for Lincoln Public Schools meetings.
  2. The Nutrition Services Distribution Center houses commercial grade freezers, coolers and dry storage space for the food that comprises tens of thousands of breakfasts, lunches, snacks and dinners served in LPS buildings each day.

The facility was named for Don Clifton, a native of Butte, Nebraska, and a psychologist best known for his development of the Clifton StrengthsFinder, Gallup’s online psychological assessment. Clifton was a psychology professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 1950 until 1969. He later served as chairman of The Gallup Organization, after his company, Selection Research Inc., acquired Gallup in 1988. Clifton also was a World War II veteran who was honored with the Distinguished Flying Cross. He passed away in 2003 at the age of 79.