Accomplishments: Business Affairs

May 5, 2021
John Starkey (Business), Savannah Baltera (Campus Life), Amy Carito (Business Affairs), Amber Sevart (Student Engagement and Diversity), and Liane Lee (Alumni) headed an awareness and fundraising event in April on behalf of the Administrative Faculty Committee that benefited the local nonprofit Project 150. Project 150 is an organization dedicated to helping homeless high school students in Southern Nevada graduate by providing them with basic necessities and assistance. More than 30 current...
February 26, 2021
Rebecca Barber (Business Affairs), along with co-authors from Arizona State and Virginia Tech, published "Investigating the Impact of Brief Outings on the Welfare of Dogs Living in US Shelters" in a special issue of the journal Animals that was focused on the welfare of animals in animal shelters. This study found that short (2.5-hour) outings did not reduce stress levels in shelter dogs, unlike longer temporary foster activities. Nonetheless, the exposure and socialization can improve the...
August 15, 2016
The UNLV Purchasing Department has earned the 2016 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. The department is only one of six agencies in Nevada and one of only 25 higher education organizations in the United States and Canada to receive the award. UNLV's purchasing department has received this award for nine consecutive years. Congratulations on the 2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award!   
May 21, 2015
Brian Townsend (Controller's Office) recently earned a master of public administration degree at UNLV. His concentration was in non-profit management.
September 1, 2014
Purchasing Department won the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. This marks the seventh consecutive year the department has won this prestigious award.
July 1, 2014
Sandra Shackelford (Risk Management) received the annual Historic Preservation Award from the city of Las Vegas for her contribution of countless volunteer hours spent sewing the drapes and curtains for the historic ranch house (now the visitors center) at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. This was her second award from the city. She previously was given the Citizen of the Month Award. Both were presented to her by the Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Councilman Steve Ross.
March 1, 2014
Brian Townsend (Controller) earned a certificate in public management from UNLV in December.
June 1, 2013
Nancy Strouse (Foundation), Scott Roberts (Foundation), and David Frommer (Planning and Construction) made presentations as part of the Leveraging Your Assets: Public Private Partnerships session at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, district VII conference in San Francisco in March. As university budgets tighten and state funding for capital construction diminishes, institutions are challenged to identify new options to improving their campuses and their ability to increase...
December 1, 2012
The facilities management department received an incentive check from NV Energy in the amount of $10,969 for its participation in the Sure Bet Program. According to NV Energy, the program is designed to make energy efficiency improvements more cost effective for businesses. The improvements not only help save on electric bills, but also protect the environment through reduced energy consumption while at the same time maintaining the comfort of customers and employees.
November 1, 2012
The purchasing and contracts department received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2012 from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). It is the fifth consecutive year the department has received the prestigious award. This year the department was one of only five government agencies in Nevada and one of only 17 higher education agencies in the nation to receive the honor. The score received by UNLV for its 2012 entry placed it in the top 15 percent of all 2012 awardees...