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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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Campus News |

UNLV’s online bachelor’s in psychology, master’s programs in nursing rank among the nation's top 20; university nets four top 100 rankings. 

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People |

The structured cabling engineer connects with the next generation to help them develop skills for their future careers.

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Campus News |

Trauma-informed teaching expert Kaitlin Clinnin offers faculty guidance on navigating a potentially challenging semester.

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Campus News |

The All Hands Meeting for faculty and staff included updates on campus operations and Rebel Recovery resources for spring semester.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s dedication to community and research.

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Campus News |

The revised form, which will be available December 2023, will broaden the number of students who can qualify for Federal Pell Grants.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

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.

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.

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Nearly two weeks after a gunman killed three faculty members and seriously injured a fourth on campus, thousands of UNLV graduates are celebrating earning their degrees.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Nearly two weeks after a gunman killed three faculty members and seriously injured a fourth on campus, thousands of UNLV graduates are celebrating earning their degrees.

Las Vegas Sun

Once in the arena, the day’s celebratory feel was bolstered by the screams of joy from students and supporters in the packed stands. Two weeks ago, the campus had a different feel.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.
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 diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
An expert in psychology, particularly the relationship between inner experience and mental health. 

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

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…
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".