Past Presidents & Campus Leaders

UNLV has come a long way since the first college-level course started in a spare room at Las Vegas High School. Find out about the people who helped shape UNLV into the institution it is today.

Len Jessup

Len Jessup

10th President, UNLV
(2015-2018)

Donald D. Snyder

Donald D. Snyder

Acting President, UNLV
(2014-2015)

Neal J. Smatresk

Neal J. Smatresk

Ninth President, UNLV
(2009-2014)

David B. Ashley

David B. Ashley

Eighth President, UNLV
(2006-2009)

Carol C. Harter

Carol C. Harter

Seventh President, UNLV
(1995-2006)

Kenny C. Guinn

Kenny C. Guinn

Sixth President (Interim), UNLV
(1994-1995)

Robert C. Maxson

Robert C. Maxson

Fifth President, UNLV
(1984-1994)

Leonard E. "Pat" Goodall

Leonard E. "Pat" Goodall

Fourth President, UNLV
(1979-1984)

Brock Dixon

Brock Dixon

Acting President, UNLV
(1978-1979)

Donald H. Baepler

Donald H. Baepler

Third President, UNLV
(1973-1978)

Roman J. Zorn

Roman J. Zorn

Second President, UNLV
(1969-1973)

Donald C. Moyer

Donald C. Moyer

First President, UNLV/Nevada Southern University
(1965-1968)

William D. Carlson

William D. Carlson

Dean, Southern Regional Division of the University of Nevada
(1957-1964)

James Dickinson

James Dickinson

Campus Leader, Southern Regional Division of the University of Nevada
(1951-1957)