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Campus News | November 24, 2020

The 2020 CollegeNet Social Mobility Index places UNLV in the top 10% of universities nationwide.

A man sits at a tabel in front of a "We Are UNLV" sign
Campus News | November 20, 2020

Keith E. Whitfield on his 2020 silver linings.

campus mall and buildings
Campus News | November 18, 2020

Brainstorming forum generates hundreds of ideas for weathering the economic downturn.

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Campus News | November 10, 2020

A commitment to serve those who serve our country.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

For many trailblazing students and faculty, the first step in their success is making sure they feel they belong here.

man sitting in front of display wall that says "We Are UNLV"
Campus News | October 29, 2020

Celebrating our role in Nevada as we look forward to Saturday's football rivalry game.

President In The News

KNPR News
September 21, 2020

Keith Whitfield took over as UNLV’s new president August 24.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2020

Keith Whitfield is one month into his tenure as the president of UNLV. The warm welcome from the Las Vegas community has made quite an initial impression.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 19, 2020

New UNLV President Keith Whitfield described his first month on the job as “drinking from a fire hose.”

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 18, 2020

UNLV President Keith Whitfield says he is pleased with how the university has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
September 18, 2020

UNLV President Keith Whitfield discusses sports returning to play.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
September 18, 2020

UNLV’s new president Dr. Keith Whitfield is nearly a month into his new position as the university’s 5th president in the past 10 years and there are plenty of issues to tackle.

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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.