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Office of Diversity Initiatives

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Jun 20, 2018

Along with dedicated allies, Conrad Wilson succeeds in quest to extend educational assistance to dependents of classified staff.

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Jun 6, 2018

Ivet Aldaba-Valera was the first in her family to graduate from college and now she’s helping other first-generation students get to the finish line, too.

Barbee Oakes, chief diversity officer in hallway.
Sep 25, 2017
Campus News

UNLV’s new Chief Diversity Officer Barbee Oakes on building cultural intelligence and opening the pipeline for advancement.

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Sep 12, 2017
Campus News

UNLV moves from second to a three-way tie for first in annual rankings for "Best Ethnic Diversity.”

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Sep 5, 2017
Campus News

President Jessup reaffirms UNLV's core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Nov 28, 2016
Campus News

The federal DACA program was introduced in 2012 and provides opportunities for students to become educated in their fields of studies and contribute to their communities and economies.

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Nov 13, 2016
Campus News

President Jessup pens letter regarding UNLV's core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Jan 6, 2016
Campus News

Media headlines highlighting UNLV's success in reaching milestones surrounding academics and recruitment.

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Sep 9, 2015
Campus News

UNLV jumps from sixth to second place on U.S. News & World Report’s annual list for “best ethnic diversity,” maintaining a spot in top 10 for fifth consecutive year.

Barrett Morris
Sep 8, 2015

This compliance officer hopes his mobile app will change the way people approach complex compliance issues.

Dec 8, 2014
Campus News
Researchers Krystal Belmonte and Van Vo to be honored for academic excellence.

Sep 12, 2014
Joanna Jezierska's grandmother, the survivor of a Siberian labor camp, instilled the importance of education in her at a young age, telling her that possessions could be taken, but not the knowledge she acquired.

Sep 9, 2014
Campus News
UNLV ranks sixth for undergraduate ethnic diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges" publication; university ranked in top ten for fourth consecutive year.

Aug 22, 2014
OK, maybe not in every office, but Takiyah Ray, the third-place recipient in the 2014 President's Classified Employee of Year awards, says she couldn't perform her job efficiently without them.