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Business and Community | February 26, 2021

Rebels Give is a 1,957-minute fundraising drive (in honor of the date of UNLV’s founding) that encourages the community to get involved and support campus programs.

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Campus News | February 24, 2021

The administration encourages people experiencing loss to tap into these campus resources for support.

Business and Community | February 16, 2021

Rebels Give - UNLV's annual day of giving - is scheduled for March 2-3.

Portrait of Holly Samayoa is the Rookie of the Year in the Classified Employee of the Year Awards for 2020
People | February 3, 2021

After more than a decade, Holly Samayoa earned her UNLV degree and now has been recognized as the university's Rookie of the Year.

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Campus News | January 28, 2021

Virtual address introduces ‘Top Tier 2.0’.

Portrait of Theresa Boucher is the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year recipient.
People | January 27, 2021

Theresa Boucher, the top 2020 Classified Employee of the Year, keeps her dean's office running while mentoring first-gen students.

President In The News

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.

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.

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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.