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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

Campus News | May 20, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.

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People | May 18, 2020

The budget analyst on the reasons she and husband Robert are now UNLV lifers.

Campus News | April 9, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s response to COVID-19 and faculty experts who have helped the community make sense of the pandemic and its impact to daily life.

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Campus News | February 18, 2020

A collection of news stories capturing the excitement and accomplishments of UNLV at the start of a new decade.

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Campus News | February 6, 2020

Program at The Intersection gives first-generation faculty, staff a place to share their stories.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
May 26, 2020

On Tuesday, Governor Steve Sisolak is set to discuss Phase Two of reopening Nevada. If safety trends continue, June 4th will be the target date to reopen the gaming industry.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 22, 2020

Sometimes, it doesn’t take long to change the course of history. Such was the case for Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge.

Las Vegas Weekly
May 22, 2020

Sometimes, it doesn’t take long to change the course of history. Such was the case for Las Vegas’ Moulin Rouge.

Las Vegas Sun
May 19, 2020

It came as no surprise to former Sen. Harry Reid when he heard that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was considering picking Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto for his running mate.

Las Vegas Sun
May 19, 2020

It came as no surprise to former Sen. Harry Reid when he heard that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was considering picking Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto for his running mate.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
May 19, 2020

Smoking while gambling is coming under scrutiny from one area doctor who believes the focus on health and safety could push casinos to think about going smoke free.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

An expert in psychology, particularly the relationship between inner experience and mental health. 
An expert on diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
An expert in climate resilience and sustainability.  
An anthropologist and expert on hunter-gatherer adaptations in American Southwest to arid environments, and the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture
An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.
Dr. Barbara Atkinson is an accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator in the fields of medicine and medical education. 

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

May 14, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had a paper based on his keynote address published as a chapter in the proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Alfa BK University in Belgrade, Serbia. “To Stand the Test of Time: A Close Reading of Sid Meier's Civilization V as Text” examines the story...
May 6, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published an essay in Desert Companion on the deeper meaning of the COVID-19 shutdown for Las Vegas, examining how, over its 115-year history, the city has embraced a variety of "essential" roles, the latest of which was hospitality and entertainment capital. But what happens to the world's most...
May 4, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) facilitated the discussion, "Best Practices to Start a Movement - New leader - New Initiatives," at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) virtual conference, OLC Ideate. This discussion highlighted the efforts of partnership at UNLV and specifically the office of online education, community of practice, which was...
April 21, 2020
Qingmin Shi (Decision Support) along with Kathryn Tucker, Gwen Sharp, Tony Scinta, and Sandip Thanki from Nevada State College, recently published a paper, “Fostering Historically Underserved Students' Success: An Embedded Peer Support Model that Merges Non-Cognitive Principles with Proven Academic Support Practices” in The Review of Higher...
April 1, 2020
Melissa Bowles-Terry (Faculty Affairs) has been chosen as the 2020 recipient of the Library Instruction Round Table Librarian Recognition Award. The Library Instruction Round Table is a part of the American Library Association. The Librarian Recognition Award was created to recognize an individual’s contribution to the development, advancement,...
March 10, 2020
William Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) and Jeff Shih (Teaching & Learning) served as co-chairs and organizers of the 47th annual conference of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning (RCML) that took place at the Alexis Park Resort earlier this month. The conference, which was attended by more than 170 people, was sponsored by UNLV,...