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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

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Business and Community | August 3, 2022

UNLV summit draws out insights from industry leaders to improve student experience and build career readiness.

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People | July 14, 2022

The administrative assistant in decision support stands out for her unflappable charm and ability to tackle challenges.

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People | July 11, 2022

As director of the UNLV/CSN transfer office, Cole is removing barriers that trip up community college students seeking a bachelor's degree.

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Campus News | June 9, 2022

Alliance sets 2030 goal to double Hispanic doctoral students and increase number of Hispanic professors by 20%.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 31, 2022

UNLV has added new features that students and visitors might notice around the campus.

Boulder City Review
August 31, 2022

Some of Nevada’s top water conservation and climate science minds are coming together to help the state handle the worsening drought and declining levels at Lake Mead.

AV Technology
July 19, 2022

The new RebelFlex hybrid classrooms at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) were part of a big, bold plan. Not only a solution during a pandemic, but a new standard has been set in place for UNLV’s classrooms going forward.

Nevada Independent
June 30, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Wednesday challenged his Republican opponent, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, to two televised debates ahead of the November general election.

Nevada Independent
June 27, 2022

Vickie Shields is the provost at Nevada State College, by far the fastest growing higher education institution in Nevada over the last decade. Enrollment more than doubled between 2015 and 2020, surging from around 3,500 students to more than 7,200.

Nevada Independent
June 27, 2022

Vickie Shields is the provost at Nevada State College, by far the fastest growing higher education institution in Nevada over the last decade. Enrollment more than doubled between 2015 and 2020, surging from around 3,500 students to more than 7,200.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.
An expert on diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
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 in climate resilience and sustainability.  
Dr. Barbara Atkinson is an accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator in the fields of medicine and medical education. 
An expert in psychology, particularly the relationship between inner experience and mental health. 

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

June 16, 2022
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 our campus…
June 13, 2022
Cecilia Maldonado (Provost's Office) and Eileen McGarry (Career Services) presented at the 2022 National Association of Colleges and Employers conference in Portland Oregon. Their topic was  "The Career Readiness Imperative: Creating a Case and Setting the Stage for Career Mobility at a Minority Serving Institution".
April 8, 2022
Levent Atici (Anthropology and Undergraduate Research) is elected to be a national councilor in the Undergraduate Research Programs Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) which aims to support and promote high-quality, mentored undergraduate research through the active involvement of its members. CUR division councilors share in…
March 22, 2022
Tiffany Schmier (Academic Success Center Advising Center) and Nicole Stella (Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education) recently presented at the 2022 Region 9 NACADA Conference in Orange, California. Their presentation was titled "Identity Theory 101: Using Identity Theory to Support Students." They provided an overview of pertinent…
March 7, 2022
Kristin Steffen (Faculty Affairs) was recently accepted as one of approximately 60 LEAD Fellows from across the nation into the 2022-2023 national Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program through the Association of American Medical Colleges. The LEAD Certificate Program, an application-based certificate program, cultivates…
January 4, 2022
Le Quanda Cole (Student Success) was selected as one of five National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) Transfer Champions in the nation—Rising Star Award Winners for 2022. Cole is the the UNLV/CSN Transfer Program director. NISTS recognizes exemplary transfer advocates who are influencing policies, practices, and programs to…