UNLV and UNR presidents voice support for renaming McCarran International Airport

Feb. 12, 2021

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield and UNR President Brian Sandoval have submitted a letter to members of the Clark County Commission in joint support of changing the name of McCarran International Airport to the Harry Reid International Airport. As the presidents of Nevada's two research universities, both reiterated their commitment to equity and inclusion, and stand against the late Pat McCarran's legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia. The Clark County Board of Commissioners will discuss the request to change the airport's name during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16.