Dean's Leadership Council

Dean's Leadership Council

The Dean’s Leadership Council serves as Graduate College ambassadors and promotes the value of graduate education as a vehicle to change lives and strengthen our community. Leadership Council members consult on Graduate College initiatives, support the Dean's efforts, collaborate to achieve Top Tier goals, and assist with fundraising to support our graduate community of scholars and students at UNLV.

Rick Arpin

Rick Arpin is a seasoned finance and operational executive, and a 1995 graduate of UNLV’s Lee Business School with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. His career has spanned multiple industries and disciplines, with a common thread of growing teams and delivering results. Rick is currently the Managing Partner of the Las Vegas office of global accounting, tax and consulting firm...

H. Fletch Brunelle ‘87, MBA ‘94

H. Fletch Brunelle graduated from UNLV in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in 1994. He currently serves as the vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), overseeing the organization’s marketing, advertising and public relations efforts and its work with R&R Partners, including the...

Dr. Lisa Danielson, M.S. ’98

Dr. Lisa Danielson is the Director of the Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) and the NASA Program Manager for Discovery Science and New Missions at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She supports a vibrant portfolio of space science research and the CSES mission of coordinating research and fostering innovation in six scientific focus areas – Astrophysics, Space Science, Geophysics, Planetary...

Dr. Jeremy Houska, Ph.D. ’10

Dr. Jeremy Ashton Houska (Experimental Psychology Ph.D. ‘10, ’07-’08 GPSA President) is the Director of Educational Effectiveness at the University of La Verne. In this role, he leads the University’s efforts to enhance a culture of continuous improvement. Prior to this post, he enjoyed serving as Vice President for Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Design; as Director of Institutional...

Mike Howe '99, M.Arch. '09

Luiz Marzullo, M.S. ’05

Luiz Marzullo is a professional with over 25 years of experience in finance and management, acquired in multi-cultural professional environments in the US, South America and Europe. He started his career as a CPA for PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) in 1989, followed by a career as controller and CFO for organizations like McDonald’s, Tyco and First Student. His current position is as Vice-...

Dr. Paul Miller, Ph.D. ’10

Paul's family moved to Las Vegas when he was five, and he very much considers Las Vegas home. Growing up, Paul aspired to be a professional UNLV basketball player and loved going to elementary school if only because George Dare's "Runnin' Rebel Fever" was played at least twice a day during UNLV's run to the basketball championship. Paul attended two universities out of state before finally coming...

Robert H. Moretti, MBA '78

Robert Moretti was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island and his Master of Business Administration from UNLV. He has been married for 30 years and is a father of five. Robert’s 40-year career was dedicated to the finance and gaming industries. He began his career in finance as a staff...

Leslie Mujica, MPA '09

As executive director and chief marketing officer, Leslie Mujica manages the LMCC (Labor Management and Cooperation Committee) and focuses on recapturing market share and business development including, but not limited to: facilitating, developing and nurturing strategic relationships in the industry, community affairs, marketing, and public relations.  She has more than 13 years of...

Heather Palmer ’88, M.Ed. ’92

Heather Palmer graduated from UNLV in 1988 with a B.S. in Education (Special Education) and an M.Ed., specializing in Learning Disabilities, in 1992. She has taught in both public and private schools. Heather is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children, serves on the board of directors for two local non-profit organizations, and is a Lifetime Member of the UNLV Alumni Association.

Dr. Carolyn Reedom, M.Ed. ‘74, Ph.D. ’85

Dr. Carolyn S. Reedom was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana, and her master’s and doctorate degrees from UNLV. In addition to her 35 years of service to the Clark County School District, Carolyn Reedom has served as an adjunct professor at UNLV and a visiting professor for other universities across the country...

Janis Riceberg, M.Ed. ’89

Janis Riceberg received a M.Ed. from UNLV in 1989, holds an M.A. Adm. & Supervision which she received in 1999, is a Certified Braillist and was a high school resource teacher for blind and visually impaired students in CCSD and a Special Ed resource English teacher. She was principal of The Achievement Academy, a private non-profit school for autism and learning challenges. Janis taught at...

Rebecca Scherr, MD, MPH

Rebecca Scherr, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, is the division chief of pediatrics, gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. Dr. Scherr, who is also the vice chief of pediatrics at University Medical Center Children’s Hospital of Nevada, treats patients with general GI concerns, as well as complex issues including inflammatory bowel...

Randi Vazquez ‘86, M.S. ’89

Randi Ferrell-Vasquez has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Las Vegas for 25 years. She is also a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Nevada and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She provides a wide array of services to individuals, couples, and families in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Chris West

Chris has been in the behavioral health field for over 15 years, serving in diverse, progressively complex leadership roles. He began his career with the United States Army at Fort Campbell, KY, deploying for 12 months twice to Iraq where he provided mental health services to those in combat. He then served as a behavioral health leader in the Military Correctional Complex at Fort Leavenworth,...

Marti Winer

Marti B. Winer joined MGM Resorts Event Productions as Vice President in September 2018. Under Marti’s leadership, MREP is focusing on maintaining its rich history and bringing cutting-edge innovation and creativity to our customers. Marti has a passion for hospitality and a firm belief that events are the greatest communication to foster engagement among global diverse audiences. She also...

Dr. Lonnie Wright ‘78, M.Ed. ’84, Ph.D. ’15

Dr. Lonnie G. Wright is the director of, and a professor in, the College of Southern Nevada’s hotel management program within the school’s hospitality management department. He is a native Las Vegan and the founder of Hospitality International Training Academy, a school that trains workers for the culinary industry. Dr. Wright possesses more than three decades of gaming, resort, hospitality,...

Emeritus Members

To discuss joining the Dean's Leadership Council, please contact:

Liz Kahane
Director of Development
702-895-3429
elizabeth.kahane@unlv.edu