William W. Sullivan

William W. Sullivan, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Retention and Outreach and Executive Director

Academic Enrichment and Outreach
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William W. Sullivan earned his Ph.D. in education, curriculum and instruction from the University of Utah. An alumnus of a talent Search project in Chicago, Illinois, he has been a TRIO professional since the early 1970s and has directed the TRIO, GEAR UP, and equity programs at UNLV since 1978. Sullivan has extensive curriculum and program development experience as well as faculty teaching experience. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Retention and Outreach and the Executive Director for the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach at UNLV. Sullivan is responsible for the administrative leadership and is the chief spokesperson for The Center. He is also responsible for ensuring an academic culture that is amenable to members of disadvantaged or high-risk populations, as well as overseeing approximately 19 federal TRIO and GEAR UP programs.