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UNLV president Keith Whitfield at podium
Campus News | February 2, 2023

President Keith E. Whitfield emphasizes the ‘joy of learning’ as UNLV plans for future growth, modernizes learning strategies, and strengthens community and business connections.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

UNLV signage surrounded by autumn leaves
Campus News | December 1, 2022

As part of the Top Tier 2.0 strategic plan, UNLV introduces a set of core values to help guide future actions and build a more welcoming, inclusive campus environment.

group of volunteers cleaning a park
Campus News | November 11, 2022

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”

two men in suits
Campus News | October 27, 2022

United through the promise of our work, the state's two research universities are transforming the state we serve.

Dancers with the UNLV Ewalu Club
Campus News | October 4, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

President In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
February 2, 2023

UNLV President Keith Whitfield delivered his annual State of the University Address on Thursday.

Las Vegas Sun
February 2, 2023

UNLV President Keith Whitfield gives the State of the University address Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
February 2, 2023

The President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Dr. Keith E. Whitfield, delivered his State of the University address where he talked about the challenges higher education is facing and the challenges he thinks UNLV is ready to handle.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 31, 2023

A date for UNLV's State of the University address has been announced. On Monday, the university shared that President Keith E. Whitfield will deliver the address on Thursday, February 2.

Higher Digital
November 16, 2022

In this episode, Dr. Keith Whitfield – President of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – describes how UNLV is transforming the communities that surround and define it.

Las Vegas Sun
October 20, 2022

The Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners lists 1,932 licensed psychologists serving the state’s 3 million residents, which is significantly below the national average of 31 psychologists per every 100,000 residents, according to the American Psychological Association.

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Recent President Accomplishments

November 30, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Changing Our Culture, One Step at a Time," explores what it might look like to practice Mary Rowe's concept of "microaffirmations" for UNLV.  For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its…
October 24, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. The post, "Why Not Visit the Ombuds?," explores a few reasons that potential visitors hesitate when considering a visit to the office, addressing each of them. For more information about the ombuds office, please visit its website.
July 22, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's Ombuds office.  The post announces the release of the office's most recent quarterly summary, covering April to June of 2022.  For more information about the Ombuds office, please visit its website. 
July 13, 2022
UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield was named to the board of directors for the Coalition of Urban-Serving Universities (USU). President Whitfield began a three-year term on the board July 1.  USU is a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement and tackling key urban challenges in our nation’s cities. With a…
July 9, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds) recently published a post on "From the Ombuds," the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Learn About Ombuds Interactive Workshops," the post explores the purpose and content of the workshops. More information about the ombuds office is available online.
July 1, 2022
David G. Schwartz (Ombuds Office) recently published a post on From the Ombuds, the official blog of UNLV's ombuds office. Titled "Confidentiality and the Ombuds Office," this post explains the nature of confidentiality in the practice of an organizational ombuds.