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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

Mayan sculpture on display
Research | July 11, 2019

UNLV archaeologists Arlen and Diane Chase spoke with Salt Lake City alums as the Alumni Association launches its new Rebels Forever membership structure.

black and white portrait of woman
People | July 9, 2019

Joanna DiBella, the President’s Classified Rookie of the Year, makes a good first impression in the provost's office.

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

group touring the campus
Campus News | May 31, 2019
How to interpret some key metrics in enrollment numbers.
Pete Reyes poses next to a bookshelf.
People | May 28, 2019

A two-time UNLV alum, Pete Reyes is studying for a third degree while working full time and making indie-electronic albums.

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.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
July 1, 2019

In a blast from the past, the Sahara is making a comeback on the Las Vegas Strip.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
July 1, 2019

In a blast from the past, the Sahara is making a comeback on the Las Vegas Strip.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 26, 2019

Eldorado Resorts is buying Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, creating a casino giant.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
June 26, 2019

Eldorado Resorts will buy Caesars in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $17.3 billion, creating a casino giant.

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.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

An expert on diversity issues, Title IX, and faculty, student and staff development
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.
An expert in archaeology, anthropology and academic leadership.

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

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-...
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.