It’s telling that the road millions take from the airport to our city’s greatest draw — the Strip — runs right alongside our campus. This juxtaposition may have grown organically, but it also symbolizes how incredibly entwined the university and the community have become.
To be sure, UNLV and Southern Nevada have taken some knocks in the past years. But quietly, in the background, amazing people at UNLV have dedicated themselves to building up UNLV. The examples of their great work are numerous. They have created an institution that advances opportunities for our students and that engages with the community to solve our region’s most critical problems.
I invite you to learn about some of recent accomplishments on the following pages. I truly believe that, working as a community partner, the university and the city are positioned to take the next great steps forward in development.
— Neal Smatresk, UNLV president