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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

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.

Students walking on campus on sunny day
Campus News | November 24, 2020

The 2020 CollegeNet Social Mobility Index places UNLV in the top 10% of universities nationwide.

Portrait of Cecilia Maldonado the associate vice provost for workforce development
People | November 9, 2020

This expert in workforce development says today's students may change careers eight to 12 times during their lives.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

Executive Vice President and Provost In The News

KNPR News
January 15, 2021

Gaining credit at Las Vegas casinos has been around as long as the Strip. But as technology changes, so does the way in which gamblers borrow money from the house.

KNPR News
January 15, 2021

Gaining credit at Las Vegas casinos has been around as long as the Strip. But as technology changes, so does the way in which gamblers borrow money from the house.

CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
January 14, 2021

The last time I interviewed Sheldon Adelson, he was more interested in talking about a meal he’d recently been served in Israel than the multimillion-dollar judgment he was contesting in front of the Nevada Supreme Court a few days later.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 14, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1988, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is without CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 14, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1988, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is without CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 14, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1988, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is without CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson.

Executive Vice President and Provost Experts

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

Recent Executive Vice President and Provost Accomplishments

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...
November 24, 2020
The office of undergraduate research (OUR) recently held its Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium and the College of Sciences brought home several honors, including: The School of Life Sciences earned the Champions of Undergraduate Research Award for its commitment to excellence in research education. The school's leadership and faculty...
November 16, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published an article about the Kefauver Committee's hearing in Las Vegas on the Mob Museum's blog as part of that institution's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the hearing. The second-floor courtroom in which the committee, a Senate investigatory panel chaired by Tennessee Democrat Estes...
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...