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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 | December 10, 2019

The newly created Management Training Academy will be available spring semester.

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People | November 18, 2019

Having played many sports while growing up, the head of UNLV's educational compliance values teamwork.

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Campus News | October 17, 2019

University surpasses 31,000 students for first time in 62-year history; UNLV students are also staying in school and graduating at higher rates.

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Campus News | October 3, 2019

Universities offering distance learning opportunities must comply with regulations across state lines.

Business and Community | August 13, 2019
UNLV works to dismantle barriers to college-level math success to retain and graduate students.
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Business and Community | August 10, 2019

Students find support through updated math courses, pilot programs.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

Casino.org
January 15, 2020

The statistics come from the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The vast majority of the money wagered was facilitated via the internet, with $3.83 billion bet at mobile sportsbooks.

ABC News
January 14, 2020

Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close.

Washington Post
January 14, 2020

Atlantic City’s casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close.

Associated Press
January 14, 2020

Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close.

Washington Post
January 2, 2020

Atlantic City heads into 2020 with some optimism , buoyed by an expanded casino market with more jobs and more revenue.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 2, 2020

When Las Vegas first unveiled its “What Happens Here, Stays Here” slogan in 2003, it was much easier for tourists to keep their trip under wraps.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

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An expert in climate resilience and sustainability.  
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An expert on bankruptcy and business ethics, Rapoport authored a book on the Enron scandal.

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

December 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-...
November 15, 2019
The Administrative Faculty Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Professional Development Awards. The six $500 awards were granted to the following individuals for the purpose of funding professional development endeavors. Julie Bertoia, vice president of Research & Economic Development Nicole Stella, Academic Success...
October 15, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently gave an invited presentation to a visiting management group from London's Hippodrome Casino. The talk, “Parallels between the United Kingdom and Las Vegas Gaming Markets, 1950 to Now," positioned the current UK gaming market in the context of past and current trends in Las Vegas, and offered practical...
October 7, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) was the featured speaker at the October meeting of the Italian-American Club of Las Vegas. His talk, "A History of Italian-Americans in Las Vegas, with a Focus on Hospitality," was warmly received, and by popular demand he delivered additional remarks about current issues in the gaming industry. A robust...
September 23, 2019
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been elected to the advisory group for the national State Authorization Network under the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. The network is the nation’s leading organization that provides guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of post-secondary...
September 23, 2019
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an article published in the Nevada Historical Society Quarterly. “Torchbearers Eastward of the Pacific, into the Darkness of This Wasted Land: Themes of Western History in the Postatomic Mojave of Fallout: New Vegas,” examines how elements of real-world Western history are reflected in the video...