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Gov. Sandoval to Sign Legislative Bills for Higher Ed June 15 at UNLV

Bills include funding for the UNLV School of Medicine, College of Engineering, and student veterans.
Campus News  |  Jun 13, 2017  |  By UNLV News Center
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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will sign several bills to benefit higher education in Nevada. The governor will be joined by UNLV President Len Jessup, members of the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents, UNLV deans, administrators and students.


2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 (media are invited to arrive at 2 p.m.)


UNLV Greenspun Hall lobby
4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154


The Nevada Legislature this year approved several bills related to higher education. The governor on Thursday is expected to sign:

  • Senate Bill (SB) 553, which includes $25 million for UNLV’s new School of Medicine and $1.75 million to fund planning for the UNLV College of Engineering’s new academic and research building;
  • SB 548, which will establish the Nevada Institute on Teaching and Educator Preparation for elite teacher training;
  • SB 457, which allows for student veterans to earn college credit for military education, training and occupational experience.


UNLV President Len Jessup and students and leadership from UNLV’s School of Medicine, College of Engineering and Military and Veteran Services Center will be available for interviews following the bill signings.

For questions related to Gov. Brian Sandoval, contact Mari St. Martin at