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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 | October 9, 2020

Diversity, safety, and success become the foundation for UNLV.

Campus News | October 8, 2020

Nevada's undergraduate students are steadfast in pursuing higher education at UNLV despite COVID-19 challenges.

Campus News | October 5, 2020

Office presents statistics and success stories during The State of Online Education webinar.

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Campus News | September 30, 2020

UNLV doctoral student explores the historical context, charge, and challenge for Nevada institutions at the Southern Nevada Diversity Summit Oct. 2.

Campus News | September 15, 2020

UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.

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People | September 9, 2020

Coming to UNLV at a most unusual time, President Keith E. Whitfield remains undaunted and ready to make his mark as a Rebel.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
October 15, 2020

For 44 years, before it was imploded to make way for the Venetian, the Sands ruled the Strip. From 1952 to 1996, the glamorous casino was at the center of Las Vegas’ constant evolution, hosting the likes of John F. Kennedy and the Rat Pack. In his new book, At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out With a Bang, Las Vegas historian David G. Schwartz chronicles the days of the illustrious resort.

Las Vegas Weekly
October 15, 2020

For 44 years, before it was imploded to make way for the Venetian, the Sands ruled the Strip. From 1952 to 1996, the glamorous casino was at the center of Las Vegas’ constant evolution, hosting the likes of John F. Kennedy and the Rat Pack. In his new book, At the Sands: The Casino That Shaped Classic Las Vegas, Brought the Rat Pack Together, and Went Out With a Bang, Las Vegas historian David G. Schwartz chronicles the days of the illustrious resort.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 14, 2020

It is another sign the pandemic is not over — a Las Vegas Strip property is shutting its doors for several days a week.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
October 13, 2020

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and major resort casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are working in overdrive to combat violence on the Las Vegas Strip.

KNPR News
October 6, 2020

From the cigarette-inhaling poker player to the cigar-chomping high roller, smoking while gambling has been a Nevada birthright.

Voice of America
October 5, 2020

For many years, women have served alcohol to gamblers in casinos, but they rarely supervised the whole operation.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

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.
An expert in psychology, particularly the relationship between inner experience and mental health. 
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 expert in climate resilience and sustainability.  

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

October 9, 2020
John "Skip" Crooker, Qingmin Shi, and Celeste Calkins (all Decision Support) recently co-presented “Instructors’ Grading Practices and Student Evaluations of Teaching” at the annual virtual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research. This study examines how student evaluations of teaching (SET) are related to...
September 21, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published an article, “Venomous in the Extreme: Understanding Frank Sinatra’s Acrimonious 1963 Exit from Nevada Gaming.” An outgrowth of his research into the history of the Sands Hotel that culminated in the recent publication of his latest book, At the Sands, the article examines the colorful history...
September 18, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently gave a presentation at the historic Mob Museum on the legacy of the Sands Hotel. The Sands was one of the glamorous resorts that transformed Las Vegas into an international resort destination in the 1950s. In his talk, Schwartz traced the story of the Sands, from its Mob origins and the Rat Pack to...
July 24, 2020
Nicole Hudson (Online Education) has been accepted to the Online Learning Consortium's Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (IELOL) 2020 cohort. The program is in its 12th year and this year is completely virtual, commencing in July and concluding in November. 
June 30, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an essay, "Dreaming of Zion: The American West as Place or Process in Fallout: New Vegas's Honest Hearts DLC," published in First Person Scholar. The essay posits that, as a Western set in a post-apocalyptic Mohave, the video game Fallout: New Vegas demonstrates that the big questions that drive...
June 15, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently delivered his public lecture as the 2020 Scholar in Residence for the Neon Museum. In "After Howard, Before the Mirage: The Early Corporate Era of Nevada Casinos and the Shifting Visual Landscape of Las Vegas," he talked about the "middle child" of Las Vegas casino history, the period between 1967 and...