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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

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

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Campus News | February 24, 2021

The administration encourages people experiencing loss to tap into these campus resources for support.

Campus News | February 3, 2021

A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

Ruth McKoin is the third-place recipient in the 2020 Classified Employee of the Year Awards.
People | January 13, 2021

Ruth McKoin, a 2020 Classified Employee of the Year winner, on the 'beautifully intelligent' people who've helped her grow.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

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Campus News | December 8, 2020

UNLV replaces remedial courses with “corequisite” courses so incoming students don't fall behind before they even start college.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

Associated Press
April 14, 2021

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.

Associated Press
April 14, 2021

The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners.

The Nevada Independent
April 7, 2021

Last year, Gov. Steve Sisolak’s administration released a climate strategy that emphasized the need for a long-term transition away from using natural gas and the need to start planning now.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 6, 2021

As vaccinations ramp up by the millions, people are itching for an escape.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
March 24, 2021

The lights are coming back on in Las Vegas! As coronavirus positivity rates go down and vaccinations go up, there is more and more activity on the Las Vegas Strip. Now, resorts are reacting to the uptick in demand.

El Tiempo
March 23, 2021

Over the weekend crowds of tourists arrived, the size of which had not been seen in more than a year.

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
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. 
An expert on diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
An expert in climate resilience and sustainability.  
An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

April 8, 2021
Kimberly James, Timothy Jones, Phillip Zawarus, Sean Slattery, Olga Townsend, Genevieve Tremblay, Francisco Menendez, Adam Paul (all Fine Arts), Althea Inns, Ted Weisman (OIT), and Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies) contributed to a national online conversation about Envisioning a Post-pandemic Future for Arts and Media Higher Education...
April 5, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on the gaming news platform CDC Gaming Reports. In it, he traced the depictions of casino gambling in Ozark and Cuphead: Don't Deal with the Devil to a lingering image problem in the casino industry.
March 30, 2021
Jason Avedesian, Warren Forbes, (both Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Janet S. Dufek (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences and Provost's Office), along with Tracey Covassin of Michigan State University, recently co-authored "Influence of Cognitive Performance on Musculoskeletal Injury Risk: A Systematic Review" in the American Journal of...
March 26, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a commentary on the CDC Gaming Reports platform detailing the significance of the 61st anniversary of the Moulin Rouge Agreement, the March 26, 1960, pact that symbolized the end of sanctioned segregation in Las Vegas casinos.
March 15, 2021
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published a CDC Gaming Reports commentary, "They Will Return." It sketches the impact of COVID-19 on the Las Vegas convention business, and explains why it likely will rebound.
December 4, 2020
Celeste Calkins, John "Skip" Crooker, and Qingmin Shi (all Decision Support) won the RMAIR 2020 Best Presentation for their recent presentation, “Instructors’ Grading Practices and Student Evaluations of Teaching”, at the annual virtual conference of the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR). This presentation examines how...