Keith Whitfield

University Leadership

Keith E. Whitfield, Ph.D., joined UNLV as its 11th president on Aug. 24. An experienced university administrator and prolific scholar, President Whitfield is a former university provost and psychologist with expertise on the social, psychological, and cultural factors related to cognition and healthy aging.

President's Office President's Cabinet

Administrative and Academic Units

University operations are categorized into academic or administrative units that report to the president and provost.

Administrative Units

Administrative units are charged with the logistical operations of the university. These units include:

Academic Units

Academic units comprise the university's colleges, schools, departments, and educational programs. The provost's office oversees these units and is charged with ensuring the quality of faculty and the student body as well as academic and budgetary policy, expanding the research enterprise, and maintaining overall educational excellence. Officers reporting to the provost include:

  • Vice provosts
  • College and school deans and department chairs
  • Academic units

University Governance and Organization

University governance at UNLV includes several bodies:

  • A 13-member elected body representing the Nevada System of Higher Education

  • A 19-member body that provides advise and counsel to the president on matters of university policy, procedure, and planning.

  • A policymaking body of UNLV faculty and professional staff

  • A council of deans and other academic officers

  • A standing committee of the Faculty Senate

  • A council representing UNLV classified staff

  • A student government organization representing UNLV's undergraduate student body

  • A student government organization that promotes and represents the interests of graduate and professional students

  • A council that includes one delegate from each academic department that sponsors an advanced degree program, plus representatives from the Graduate Student and Professional Association