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Office of Executive Vice President and Provost News

The Executive Vice President and Provost (EVP&P) serves as the university’s chief academic and budget officer and as the chief executive officer of the university in the absence of the president. It provides leadership to support an interdisciplinary, student-centered culture across the campus especially in the area of retention, progression, and completion.

Current Executive Vice President and Provost News

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FYE supports incoming first-year and transfer students through engagement opportunities on campus, increasing belongingness and making the transition to campus life smoother as they begin their academic journeys. 

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Ladores, a leading pediatric nurse practitioner and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, begins her new role at UNLV on Sept. 1.

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How did our newest grads get to graduation? Our great faculty and their supportive families!

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The pre-professional senior advisor helps students 'shop' for the experiences they need to become the person they want to be.

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The annual event is part of efforts to build a data-informed culture among faculty, staff, and administrators.

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News highlights starring UNLV students and faculty who made local and national headlines.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

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The building will have full-time security this fall following a campus shooting.

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The building will have full-time security this fall following a campus shooting.

Las Vegas Sun

UNLV will reopen the classroom complex where an active shooter last December killed three professors and wounded another, officials said today. Beam Hall, which has been closed for repairs since the tragedy, will hold about 160 classes in the fall, Provost Chris Heavey said during a meeting updating university leaders on the campus recovery following the Dec. 6., 2023 shooting.

Las Vegas Sun

UNLV will reopen the classroom complex where an active shooter last December killed three professors and wounded another, officials said today. Beam Hall, which has been closed for repairs since the tragedy, will hold about 160 classes in the fall, Provost Chris Heavey said during a meeting updating university leaders on the campus recovery following the Dec. 6., 2023 shooting.

Inside Higher Ed

Starting this summer, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will administer a survey to faculty, staff and administrators to collect data on existing services and resources on campus that support the university’s mission as a Minority-Serving Institution. The survey is one piece of a larger strategy to promote student success among underrepresented student groups, but it serves as a launching point in identifying future areas of focus and charting engagement and changes over time.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Among the topics addressed: campus safety, mental health resources, the shooting investigation, a future permanent memorial, and the ways the university intends to move forward following the tragedy.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

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An expert in psychology, particularly the relationship between inner experience and mental health. 

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

Christine Guardian (Liberal Arts), Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts), Lauren Gatto (First-Year Experience) and Karen Violanti (First-Year Experience) presented "Rolling the Dice: Creating Cross Campus Relationships within a Decentralized/Centralized Model" at the ACUI Student Organization Institute held on June 13 at UNLV. The facilitated discussion…
Alyssa Crittenden (Graduate College) and Nikolina Pender (Decision Support) received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to assist with expansion of the national CGS survey that collects information on graduate enrollment, retention, progression, and completion. The $75,000 grant was awarded…
Qingmin Shi (Decision Support), along with Robin Cresiski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Sandip Thanki (Nevada State College), and Lori Navarrete (Nevada State College), have published an article titled, “Unlocking Undergraduate Student Success: A Study of High-Impact Practices in a Comprehensive and Diverse College,” in the Journal…
UNLV climate expert and research professor Kristen Averyt (Office of the Vice President for Research) has been named the director for drought and Western resilience for the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Averyt has a long record working on different facets of the climate issue, including U.S. western water resources, the…
Federick Ngo (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) was invited to present at the 2023 Joint Mathematics Meetings of the American Mathematical Society in Boston, Massachusetts. He discussed findings from a study on community college student outcomes in statistics and math after developmental education reform efforts. The…
Nicole Hudson, Ted Weisman, and Suzanne Becker (all Online Education) presented at Educause's Leadership Institute - Annual Meeting/Virtual Conference 2022 under the session theme: Next-Level Professional Development.  At UNLV, taking faculty development to the next level required a research-based approach coupled with an examination of…