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Add $8 million to the funding that UNLV stands to lose if Len Jessup is pushed out as the university’s president.
UNLV President Len Jessup’s decision to sign an agreement conditioning a $14 million donation to the medical school on him keeping his job through 2022 “raises serious questions about Dr. Jessup’s ethics” and “the optics are appalling,” a lawyer for the Nevada System of Higher Education wrote in a legal opinion obtained by The Nevada Independent.
An agreement signed by UNLV President Len Jessup for the university to receive a $14 million gift for its medical school has become ammunition in a behind-the-scenes attempt by members of the Nevada Board of Regents to pressure Jessup into giving up his position.
The 8 News NOW I-Team has obtained the letter written by the Engelstad family rescinding their $14 million donation from UNLV's School of Medicine.
A donor says she is rescinding a $14 million donation made to UNLV after reports that there may be an effort to push the university’s president out of office.
UNLV’s new School of Medicine has scored its first triumph. Professor Katherine Hertlein, who studies romantic and family relationships for the school’s psychiatry and behavioral health department, has garnered a Fulbright scholarship, one of the most important academic designations in the U.S. It will enable Hertlein, who also is a therapist, to further develop her studies—specifically, how relationships are affected by technology—at the University of Salzburg in Austria, where she’ll teach two classes and conduct a survey starting in March 2019. The Weekly recently spoke with her about her studies and award.
On the heels of reports that there may be an effort to push UNLV President, Dr. Len Jessup out of office, a big donor is pulling a large donation from the school. The I-Team has learned that the Engelstad Foundation is pulling a $14 million donation.
Funding for UNLV’s medical school building may be collapsing as two megadonors, citing concerns over the Nevada Board of Regents’ leadership, have rescinded or begun reconsidering gifts totaling $39 million. Future gifts also are in question.
The I-Team has obtained a letter from UNLV President Len Jessup that was sent out to the campus community Wednesday saying media reports about his pending departure are misleading.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Len Jessup addressed recent resignation rumors that were being reported by Nevada media outlets.
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