Sue DiBella
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Sue DiBella

Executive Director of Operations

Executive Vice President and Provost
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A longtime member of the campus community, Sue DiBella has held multiple roles at UNLV. As Executive Director of Operations, she provides high-level support for the management of projects, programs, and initiatives in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Previously, DiBella served as Interim Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement; she established that office in 2016 and led the university’s successful pursuit of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, a national distinction received in 2020. She formerly served as Executive Director of Communication and Planning for UNLV’s Division of Research and held various other communication and public relations roles on campus over time. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Affairs in UNLV’s School of Public Policy and Leadership, DiBella holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UNLV. Her scholarly interests include the effectiveness of research communication and media coverage of science. She is co-editor of the book, Implementing a Comprehensive Research Compliance Program: A Handbook for Research Officers.