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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

Student in cap and gown waving to friends during commencement
Campus News | May 13, 2019

More than 3,000 students from 37 states and 50 countries eligible to participate in 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.

Dr. Barbara Atkinson at podium
People | February 21, 2019

Founding Dean Barbara Atkinson announces succession plan, will continue to lead during search for school’s next dean.

A UNLV student tour guide leads a group of Clark County School District students on a tour of UNLV's campus.
Business and Community | February 14, 2019

Nearly 300 local high school juniors visit UNLV during annual recruitment event.

U.N.L.V. signage with Fall leaves in the background
Campus News | February 1, 2019

How UNLV’s jump in out-of-state applicants affects the pool of students who ultimately enroll here.

A photo of UNLV archaeologists Diane and Arlen Chase examining items on the floor of a tomb in Caracol, Belize.
Research | January 31, 2019

UNLV’s Diane and Arlen Chase engage in fieldwork and new technologies to uncover Maya history at Caracol, Belize.

woman leading discussion at poster presentation
Campus News | January 30, 2019

Faculty share what's worked for them at UNLV's Best Teaching Practices Expo

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

World Casino News
May 6, 2019

After being renamed from Ocean Resort Casino to Ocean Casino Resort, the Atlantic City casino is now ready go move forward after facing several challenges. The casino is set to return to profitability this month and has reduced its debt already, based on information provided by Eric Matejevich, the interim CEO that is currently managing the property. An ownership transfer is currently taking place, as Luxor Captial is set to be the new owner.

Associated Press
May 6, 2019

A perennially challenged Atlantic City casino will finally turn a profit this month and chart the way forward under the ownership of a New York hedge fund.

Reno Gazette-Journal
May 6, 2019

Free drinks. Free buffets. Free hotel stays.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 6, 2019

David Schwartz, a UNLV professor who studies the gaming industry, says paid parking on the Strip was always a bad idea.

Press of Atlantic City
May 1, 2019

New Jersey still ranks among national leaders in terms of casino gaming’s economic impact, but other states, including nearby competitors, are gaining ground, according to a recent report.

April 30, 2019

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), today announced the launch of an ambitious new initiative designed to bring critical academic processes and scholarly activity tracking into a central digital environment.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

An expert on diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
An expert in archaeology, anthropology and academic leadership.
Dr. Barbara Atkinson is an accomplished researcher, teacher and administrator in the fields of medicine and medical education. 
An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

May 23, 2019
Harriet E. Barlow (The Intersection) received the 2019 Strong Sistah Award in the Cultural Experiences Award presented by Sistahs S.T.R.O.N.G. The presentation was made at the 14th annual Sistah Day Celebration. Sistahs S.T.R.O.N.G. strives to reach the next generation by providing mentoring programs and services to young women and girls ages 10-...
May 6, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an essay called "The Consumer Age Turned Americans into Gamblers: When the Economy Shifted from Production to Consumption, How You Spent Your Money Mattered More Than How You Earned It." This essay, commissioned by Zocalo Public Square for "What It Means to Be American," a national conversation...
May 1, 2019
William R. Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently presented a talk on "Successful Transition to College Readiness through Collaboration with and Cooperation of Stakeholders" at the World Future Forum held at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago last month. 
April 30, 2019
Kristina Schmid and Eddie Gomez (both Online Education) and Peter McCandless (Math Learning Center) published "How to Create Engaging Educational Videos with a Lightboard" in The Teaching Professor.  The article provides an overview of the process the UNLV office of online education has developed for recording lightboard videos, as well as best...
April 1, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) gave a presentation, "Disruptive Convenience: A Brief History of Technology in Las Vegas Gaming," to the Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals Las Vegas chapter. The audience included UNLV faculty, students, and alumni.
March 30, 2019
William R. Speer (Math Learning Center) was honored this month as the recipient of the James W. Heddens Distinguished Service Award presented by the Research Council on Mathematics Learning at the 46th annual meeting of the organization at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.