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.

Marta Meana Headshot

Marta Meana

Acting President, UNLV
(2018-2020)

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)