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Campus News | May 5, 2021

Keith E. Whitfield encourages faculty, staff, and students to reach out for help during these stressful times.

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Campus News | April 22, 2021

Keith E. Whitfield on the long journey of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 21, 2021

Thanking our colleagues working behind the scenes under challenging circumstances.

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Campus News | April 6, 2021

Learning more about the heritage and cultures of our campus community.

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Campus News | April 5, 2021

The UNLV CARE Center offers resources for victims-survivors to heal.

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Business and Community | March 1, 2021

Annual Rebels Give event turns to the sometimes subtle and rich ways that philanthropy ties together UNLV and Las Vegans.

President In The News

The Nevada Independent
April 23, 2021

When UNLV President Keith Whitfield took the university’s top job last summer, he came to Nevada at a pivotal moment.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
April 20, 2021

Statements of support for the verdicts convicting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd came from Nevada leaders.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2021

Minority groups have been affected by COVID-19 at disproportionately higher rates than their white counterparts in Southern Nevada and, on Friday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan intended to reverse inequities in distributing the vaccine to traditionally marginalized groups.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2021

Minority groups have been affected by COVID-19 at disproportionately higher rates than their white counterparts in Southern Nevada and, on Friday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan intended to reverse inequities in distributing the vaccine to traditionally marginalized groups.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2021

Minority groups have been affected by COVID-19 at disproportionately higher rates than their white counterparts in Southern Nevada and, on Friday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan intended to reverse inequities in distributing the vaccine to traditionally marginalized groups.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2021

Minority groups have been affected by COVID-19 at disproportionately higher rates than their white counterparts in Southern Nevada and, on Friday, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a plan intended to reverse inequities in distributing the vaccine to traditionally marginalized groups.

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Recent President Accomplishments

October 31, 2019
Rian Satterwhite (Service Learning and Leadership) and Tamara Marino (Community Engagement) presented at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities annual conference in Philadelphia. Their presentation was titled "Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las Vegas." Additionally, Satterwhite presented three concurrent...
March 27, 2019
Stanley Berry (Police Services) graduated from the 275th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, this month. The academy is considered the most prestigious academy of law enforcement executives in the United States. Its rigorous curriculum attracts law enforcement leaders from around the nation with the goal of improving and...
March 13, 2018
Kyle Kaalberg (Office of the President) and Sue DiBella (Community Engagement) are the recipients of this year's Graduate College Distinguished Service Medallion. The medallion is awarded to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Graduate College and its students.
September 23, 2016
Nancy Rapoport (President's Office and Law School) presented "Law Firm Incentives, Default Rules and Ethics" on Sept. 21 at the Texas A&M University School of Law.