UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of 28,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). On Feb. 24, 2016, UNLV President Len Jessup announced that Diane Chase will be the university’s next executive vice president and provost. She will assume this role on May 1.