Welcome to UNLV! I am honored to serve as the university’s executive vice president and provost. As the university’s chief academic officer, I work closely with the president in overseeing academic and budgetary policies and priorities.
This is an exciting time to be at UNLV. We recently achieved R1 “very high research” activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This is the gold standard for university research classifications. Less than three percent of higher education institutions nationwide achieve this designation.
We have ranked No.1 for two years in a row on U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduate students.
With more than 30,000 students and 3,300 employees, we are forging ahead with a Top Tier strategic plan. We are achieving excellence in research, scholarship and creative activity, community partnerships, infrastructure and shared governance. As part of the plan, we are developing a collaborative academic health center to provide top-notch clinical programs and serve the community.
I work with a talented team of vice provosts, deans, faculty and staff members dedicated to student success, as well as impactful research and discovery. Together, we foster a climate of innovation where students, faculty and staff members can each be different, daring and diverse. For me, that means embracing my role as an administrator, while continuing my own research on the ancient Maya.
During your time at UNLV, I encourage you to explore, grow and create.