Leid Library in the evening


A national search is underway for the next president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The search committee has been formed and meets regularly to finalize the position announcement and search details.


Furton headshot

Dr. Kenneth Furton

Monday, July 20, 2020

Heavey headshot

Dr. Chris Heavey

Monday, July 20, 2020

Leeper headshot

Dr. Karla Leeper

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Whitfield headshot

Dr. Keith Whitfield

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Search Updates

Meetings are open to the public. Due to state-mandated social distancing protocols, individuals are encouraged to participate virtually. Upcoming meeting dates, agendas, and minutes will be posted to this site.

  • Presidential Search Campus Forums*: July 20, July 21 – Student Union Ballroom A and Philip J. Cohen Theatre (Schedule)
  • Presidential Search Committee Meeting*: July 22, July 23 (if required) - Student Union Ballroom
  • Special Board of Regents' Meeting: July 23, 1 p.m. - NSHE Office

Position Profile

The search committee and the firm Wheless Search and Consulting have developed a UNLV Leadership Profile for all interested candidates.

Leadership Profile

Search Firm

Wheless Search and Consulting has been hired to assist in the search process. The search consultants are:

  • Michael Ballew
  • Scott Watson
  • Mike Wheless, Jr.

Wheless Search and Consulting Website

Campus Highlights

Two vials of viral transport medium
May. 12, 2020
U-N-L-V on a plastic face shield
May. 12, 2020
Hand sanitizer dispenser
May. 12, 2020
Dental patient getting their teeth checked
May. 12, 2020
Six healthcare professionals from Desert Springs Hospital wearing the face shields Jay Tan created
May. 12, 2020
Person wearing various personal protective equipment testing people for C-O-V-I-D 19 in a drive-through test site
May. 12, 2020
The back of a person's head, as they are holding a piece of sheet music
Feb. 10, 2020
U-N-L-V film students filming with a director's chair in front
Feb. 10, 2020
Akaisha Cook and Martha Amaya
Feb. 10, 2020
Jason Steffen on stage giving a speech with the U-N-L-V letters on the wall
Feb. 10, 2020
A sign for the William S. Boyd School of Law in front of the building.
Feb. 10, 2020
Two nursing students in red scrubs work with an IV in the SIM lab
Jan. 21, 2020