Dean's Leadership Board

The College of Liberal Arts Leadership Board's purpose is to support the college in its mission to provide outstanding educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, to support excellence in research, and to enhance the college's relationship to the community and region.

Board Members

  • Dr. Jennifer Keene

    Dean, College of Liberal Arts

  • Ms. Heather Torgersen

    Director of Development, College of Liberal Arts
    MA, 2009, Political Science

  • Mr. Mark Brandenburg

    Chairman, Fremont Street Experience
    BA, Philosophy
    JD, Juris Doctor

  • Dr. Nicole Cavenagh

    Clinic Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
    BA, Psychology
    MA, Psychology
    PhD, Clinical Psychology

  • Mr. Robert E. Clark

    Attorney at Law, Jeffrey Burr
    LLM, Master of Law in Taxation
    JD, Doctor of Jurisprudence

  • Mr. Chuck Cleveland

    President and CEO, Partners Financial Group
    BA, Psychology

  • Ms. Adrienne Cox

    Owner, Adrienne Cox Consulting

  • Dr. Caryll Dziedziak

    Assistant Director, Women’s Research Institute of Nevada
    BA, 1998, History and Women’s Studies
    PhD, 2010, History

  • Dr. James Frey

    Former Dean, College of Liberal Arts
    Emeritus Professor, Sociology

  • Mr. Tony Gladney

  • VP, National Diversity Relations, Harrah’s Entertainment
    BA, 1988, Liberal Studies

  • Dr. Michael Green

    Associate Professor of History, UNLV
    BA, 1986, History
    MA, 1988, History
    PhD, 2000, History

  • Ms. Jeanne Hamrick

    President, JBH Link
    BS, 1983, Psychology
    MS, Counseling and Educational Psychology

  • Ms. Nancy Hunterton

    Marriage and Family Therapist
    MA, 1992, History

  • Dr. Gard Jameson

    Professor of Philosophy, UNLV

  • Ms. Kara Kelley

    President and CEO, Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
    BA, 1992, Political Science
    MA, 1998, Political Science

  • Mr. Russel A. (Russ) Kost III, CFRE

    Associate Vice President of Principal Gifts and Gift Planning
    BA, 1983, Communication Studies

  • Mr. Daniel Lofrese

    Vice President, Gabelli
    EMBA, 2018

  • Mr. Greg Morris

    Managing Partner
    Morris Estate Planning Attorneys
    BA, 1985, English
    JD, Estate Planning/Probate

  • Ms. Francine Mazza

    Talent Acquisition Manager, Enterprise Holdings
    BA, 1992 Business Administration and Management

  • Ms. Elena Pellinen

    CCSD Teacher
    BA, 1999, Sociology

  • Ms. Sonja Saltman

    Co-Founder, Existential Humanistic Institute
    MA, Psychology

  • Ms. Lea Sexton

    Consultant, Wilson Advising Center, UNLV
    MA, 2009, English

  • Mr. Dennis Sponer

    Founder, ScripNet
    JD, Juris Doctorate
    LLM, Master of Law in Taxation
    MBA, Master of Business Administration

  • Ms. Linda Staley

    Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
    BA, 1990, Communication Studies

  • Dr. Wayne Weiten

    Part-Time Instructor of Psychology, UNLV