New Faces: Rebecca Metty-Burns

Nov. 24, 2014

In 1993 when her husband, Jeff Burns, decided to pursue a master’s degree in exercise physiology at UNLV, Rebecca Metty-Burns moved from the frigid temperatures of Alaska to the arid climate of Las Vegas. She intended to stay for two years, but her husband’s degree work (MS ’99) and the hot job market kept her here.

More than two decades later, she has gained extensive experience in human resources leadership, education management, and workforce training and development, with stints at MGM Resorts International, the College of Southern Nevada, and Economic Modeling Specialists. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alaska, Anchorage and an MBA (’03) from UNLV. Today she works with prospective employers to create meaningful career opportunities for Lee Business School students.  Read full story