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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

Business and Community | August 13, 2019
UNLV works to dismantle barriers to college-level math success to retain and graduate students.
A portrait of Bill Speer, director of UNLV's Math Learning Center, standing in front of a white board.
Business and Community | August 10, 2019

Students find support through updated math courses, pilot programs.

Business and Community | August 9, 2019

Summer Math Bridge has helped 77 percent of participating students place into credit-bearing math courses since 2012.

Dr. John Fildes in hallway
People | August 8, 2019

Fildes, professor and chair of UNLV's department of surgery, will begin as interim dean Sept. 1.

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People | July 30, 2019

Tamara Marino, this year’s first-place President’s Classified Employee of the Year, helps forge partnerships between the campus and Southern Nevada communities.

Rakitha Perera sits with his hands clasped in front of him.
People | July 23, 2019

"So good" describes both the work ethic that helped earn Rakitha Perera one of the President's Classified Employee of the Year awards and his favorite karaoke song.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

The Nevada Independent
September 10, 2019

The new UNLV Tuition+ Award Program will provide eligible Nevada residents a grant for 12 undergraduate credit hours of tuition and fees each semester, plus $1,000 for books for the school year.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
August 29, 2019

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas name may be new, but the property is hoping to keep some familiar faces around after it undergoes renovation.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 28, 2019

The Virgin Hotels Las Vegas name may be new, but the property is hoping to keep some familiar faces around after it undergoes renovation.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 26, 2019

College campuses across the state are bustling with activity. Classes start on Monday and UNLV’s Welcome Week is well underway. Enrollment ticked up slightly this year. The incoming freshmen class is a record 4,300 students.

Travel Weekly
August 12, 2019

Legal sports wagering is spreading; online and mobile betting is increasing, and the NFL's RedZone channel is almost addictive. But there's nothing quite like wagering and watching games in Las Vegas. Its sports books lead the way in technology, comfort, and camaraderie. With multiple games broadcast on multiple screens, with bets riding on nearly every play, there can be anticipatory hushes, lusty cheers and despairing boos simultaneously.

Tahoe Daily Tribune
July 22, 2019

It’s been more than four weeks since an announced merger that, if approved, would create the largest gaming owner and operator in the U.S., and potentially consolidate a majority of South Shore’s major casinos under one corporate umbrella.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

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. 
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

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

September 17, 2019
William R. Speer (Mathematics Learning Center) recently presented a paper on Productive Struggle at the 11th Congress of the International Group for Mathematical Creativity and Giftedness in Hamburg, Germany.
September 9, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented a talk, "Jay Sarno's Wild Ride" as part of the Clark County Library's Las Vegas Stories series. The event attracted a number of notable figures, including associates and relatives of Mr. Sarno, who was the subject of Schwartz's 2013 biography Grandissimo: The First Emperor of Las Vegas.
July 31, 2019
Shiloh Bradley, John "Skip" Crooker, Brent Drake, Christina Drum, and Qingmin Shi (all Decision Support) presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum. Bradley presented "Automating Custom Peer Reports Using IPEDS Data with SQL, R and LaTeX," which was awarded best presentation at the Rocky Mountain Association for...
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job...
May 29, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) presented, via video, a keynote address at the Eighth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies: Language, Literature, Play, and Games, in Belgrad Serbia. Sponsored by the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa BK University, the conference included international scholars presenting on topics ranging...
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-...