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Faculty Length of Service Recognition Program

The Faculty Length of Service Recognition Program recognizes the ten-, twenty-, thirty-, forty-, and the longest-serving milestones of UNLV’s dedicated academic and administrative faculty members. Those attaining the ten-year milestone receive a commemorative pin to mark the important occasion, while long-serving faculty who complete twenty, thirty, and forty years of service receive a medallion to be worn at commencement ceremonies and similar events. All service milestone honorees are recognized annually in the Fall.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of a service milestone award. Congratulations to all the honorees!

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For the purposes of this recognition initiative, only full-time work at UNLV should be counted toward the total length of service. Along with years of service as an academic or administrative faculty member, you may count time as a classified staff member or other full-time employee status toward your overall length of service. Years of work as a student worker, graduate assistant (either teaching or research), part-time instructor, adjunct faculty member, or other part-time employee should not be counted.

2020 Recognition

Due to COVID restrictions, the 2020 Length of Service Recognition Ceremony has been canceled. Look for a special announcement in early December.

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Length of Service Archive

This document contains lists of all Length of Service honorees by year since the program's inception in 2017.

Longest Serving Faculty (2020)

The following longest-serving faculty have been recognized previously for their service milestones. However, we want to acknowledge their continued service to the institution.

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division Years of Service
Verma, Sadanand Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences 53
Bhatnagar, Satish Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences

College of Sciences 46
Hurlburt, Russell Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychology College of Liberal Arts 44
Christianson, David Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Resort Gaming and Golf Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality 43
Shelden, Randall Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Criminal Justice

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs 43
Garcia, Rosalie Business Services Manager Administrative Faculty Controller - Deputy Controller Financial Services 42
Sullivan, William Associate Vp/Retention And Outreach Administrative Faculty Student Affairs Division of Student Affairs 42
Yfantis, Evangelos Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Computer Science Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering 41

THIRTY Years of Service (2020)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Allen, Cathy Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Dance College of Fine Arts
Boehm, Robert Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Chen, Changfeng Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Physics and Astronomy College of Sciences
Downey, Teresa Director/TMC Human Resources Administrative Faculty Athletics Compliance Student Athlete Development Athletics
Dyer, Cathy Graduate Assistant Program Coordinator Administrative Faculty Graduate Financial Services Graduate College
Erwin, Daniel Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of English College of Liberal Arts
Hobbes, John Graphic Artist Administrative Faculty Creative Graphics Integrated Graphics Services
James, David Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Kearney, Christopher Distinguished Professor/Chair Psychology Academic Faculty

Dept. of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts
Kreamer, David Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Geoscience College of Sciences
McDonough, Ann Founding Dean Administrative Faculty   Academic Success Center
Menendez, Francisco Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Film College of Fine Arts
Metcalf, Rodney Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Geoscience College of Sciences
Millar, Murray Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychology College of Liberal Arts
Riddle, Brett Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Life Sciences College of Sciences
Schulte, Paul Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Life Sciences College of Sciences
Steinberg, Spencer Chair/Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Sciences
Thompson, Daniel  Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Life Sciences College of Sciences
Whitney, Elspeth Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of History College of Liberal Arts
Zygelman, Bernard Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Physics and Astronomy College of Sciences

Twenty Years of Service (2020)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Albrecht, Heidi Associate Director of Space Management Administrative Faculty Space Management Office of Decision Support
Anooshian, John Director Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health School of Medicine
Barber, Annabel Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Surgery School of Medicine
Bernick, Emil Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Public Policy and Leadership Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Brandon, Dechelle Senior Analyst, Budget Administrative Faculty Dept. of Budget and Finance-Administration School of Medicine
Burnes, Brett Manager of Data Services Administrative Faculty

Enterprise Systems

Office of Information Technology
Corr, Shawn

Food & Beverage Warehouse & Beverage Manager

Administrative Faculty Thomas and Mack - Food and Beverage Concessions Thomas and Mack-Food and Beverage
Cyrkiel, Dianne Lecturer Academic Faculty School of Nursing School of Nursing
Dalbor, Michael Professor Hospitality Administration/Management Academic Faculty Dept. of Resort Gaming and Golf Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Damore, David Professor/Chair Academic Faculty Dept. of Political Science

College of Liberal Arts

De Oliveira, Yamila Teacher, Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Administrative Faculty Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education College of Education
*Fildes, John Professor/Chair of Surgery/Associate Dean of External Affairs Academic Faculty School of Medicine School of Medicine
*Guadagnoli, Mark Senior Associate Dean, for Faculty Affairs & Director, Learning and Performance Academic Faculty School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Hanson, Andrew Dean Administrative Faculty Honors College Honors College
Hessinger, Roy Advising Database Analyst Administrative Faculty Retention Progression Completion Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Hester-Harper, Patrice Assistant Dean of Administration, Outreach, and Engagement Administrative Faculty School of Nursing School of Nursing
Jablonski, Jeffrey Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of English College of Liberal Arts
Kabo, Jason Director Strength and Conditioning Administrative Faculty Athletic Sports Performances Athletics
*Kirgan, Daniel Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Surgery School of Medicine
Kuhls, Deborah Interim Assistant Dead of Research/Professor Academic Faculty School of Medicine School of Medicine
*LaGesse, Jeffrey Parking Operations & Events Administrator Administrative Faculty Parking Operations Parking and Transportation Services
Larson, Gary Associate Professor in Residence Academic Faculty Dept. of Journalism and Media Studies Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Lee, Karen Corporate and Executive Relations Manager Administrative Faculty Thomas and Mack Arena Athletics
Li, Jichun Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences
Maldonado, Cecilia Associate Vice Provost, Workforce Development Administrative Faculty Academic Programs Executive Vice President & Provost
Mayden, Sharrie Executive Director of Purchasing & Contracts, Business Affairs Division Administrative Faculty Financial Services Division of Business Affairs
McDonald, Aya Professor Art Academic Faculty Dept. of Art College of Fine Arts
McDonald, Joseph Lecturer Mathematics Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences
Muthukumar, Venkatesan Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Nathanson, Rebecca Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Educational Psychology and Higher Education

College of Education

Neyland, Beverly Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Pediatrics

School of Medicine
O'Neal, Osra Assoc. Director, Business Administration Administrative Faculty Dept. of Budget and Finance-Administration School of Medicine
*Ord, David Assistant Professor in Residence Academic Faculty Dept. of Clinical Sciences Dental Medicine
Ortega, Daniel

Professor/Interim Director

Academic Faculty School of Architecture School of Architecture
*Parise, Sophie Finance and Administrative Specialist Administrative Faculty Liberal Arts-Operations Liberal Arts
Pindell, Ngai Professor Academic Faculty William S. Boyd School of Law William S. Boyd School of Law
Regentova, Emma Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Rico, Alicia Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of World Languages and Cultures College of Liberal Arts
Rogers, Aron Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Family Medicine School of Medicine
Rue, Shona Senior Lecturer Academic Faculty Dept. of Surgery School of Nursing
Shen, Gary Assistant Dean of Clinical Education Academic Faculty Dept. of Surgery School of Medicine
Shen, Jeffery Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Life Sciences College of Sciences
Sly, Joseph Director of Information Technology and Facilities Administrative Faculty Foundation Operations Foundation Finance and Administration
Song, Misti Assistant Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Internal Medicine School of Medicine
Turner, Gregory Computer Facilities Supervisor Administrative Faculty Computer Facilities Office of Information Technology
Underwood, Kathy Executive Director of Student Health Services Administrative Faculty Division of Student Affairs Division of Student Affairs
Varras, John Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Internal Medicine School of Medicine
*Wang, Robert Chair/Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Otolaryngology Surgery School of Medicine
Willis, Carmen Director of Finance and Business Administration Administrative Faculty Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Woods, Robert Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Hospitality Management

William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

Yahiro-Okino, Kyle Manager, Division Support and Assessment Administrative Faculty Education Outreach - Administration Division of Educational Outreach
Zhang, Hong Senior Application Developer Administrative Faculty Technologies-Web Application Development Services

University Libraries

*Has served longer than twenty years, but has not yet received this milestone recognition

TEN Years of Service (2020)
Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Barefield, Andrea Mid-level Practitioner Administrative Faculty Student Wellness - Student Conduct Student Wellness
*Baynosa, Jennifer Associate Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Surgery

School of Medicine
Baynosa, Richard Associate Professor/Chair Academic Faculty

Dept. of Plastic Surgery

School of Medicine
*Berkeley, Ross Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine
*Brekken, Katheryn Assistant Professor Research Academic Faculty Dept. of Public Policy and Leadership Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
*Brosious, John Assistant Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Plastic Surgery

School of Medicine
Brown, Trevor Computer Services Specialist Administrative Faculty Hospitality - Administration and Budget William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
*Brown, William Director Communications Administrative Faculty Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West University of Nevada Las Vegas
Capurro, Antonina State Dental Health Officer/Visiting Assistant Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Grants and Research Administration School of Dental Medicine
Case-Nichols, Kimberly Executive Director, Space & Facilities Management Administrative Faculty Dept. of Budget and Finance School of Medicine
Chance, Toni Child Welfare Trainer Administrative Faculty Social Work Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Chapman, Maile Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies Academic Faculty Dept. of English

College of Liberal Arts

Chrisman, Heather Associate Director, Student Recruitment/Admissions Administrative Faculty Undergraduate Recruitment Undergraduate Admissions
*Churchville, Pramate Assistant Registrar Administrative Faculty William S. Boyd School of Law William S. Boyd School of Law
*Ciccone, Lori Executive Director Administrative Faculty Research Administration Research and Economic Development
Coleman, Sebern Director of Educator Preparation Administrative Faculty Education Support

College of Education

Connors, Liam Associate Coach Administrative Faculty Mens Soccer Athletics
*Cornejo, Jennifer Lecturer Academic Faculty Dept. of Otolaryngology Surgery School of Medicine
Devaul, Lina Instructional Technologist Administrative Faculty Online Education-Design Support Online Education
*Durette, Lisa Assistant Professor and Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health School of Medicine
Farrell, Jenny Lectuer Academic Faculty Dept. of Communication Studies Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
*Filippo, Lori International Recruitment And Admissions Specialist Administrative Faculty Graduate Admissions Graduate Admissions and Enrollment
Gaal, Wade Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Family Medicine School of Medicine
*Garcia, Adam Vice President, Public Safety Services, Universtiy of Nevada, Las Vegas and Director, University Police Services Southern Command Administrative Faculty University Police Services University Police Services
Gersten, Beth Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs Administrative Faculty Lee Business School Lee Business School
Gilmore, Jamie Biological Laboratory Technician Administrative Faculty Public Health - Environmental Occupational Health - Research Group B Public Health-Environmental Occupational Health
Harris, Katrina Assistant Professor in Residence Academic Faculty Dept. of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services College of Education
*Hatchett, Carolyn Chemistry Stockroom Manager Administrative Faculty Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Sciences
Higgins, Kevin Associate Coach Administrative Faculty Baseball Athletics
*Hsu, Chin-Chun Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs Administrative Faculty Lee Business School

Lee Business School

Izuora, Kenneth Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Internal Medicine School of Medicine
Johns, Wendee Academic Program Manager Administrative Faculty Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Sciences
*Johnson, Evelyn Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition and Development Administrative Faculty Foundation Human Resources Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Johnson, Lori Associate Professor Academic Faculty William S. Boyd School of Law William S. Boyd School of Law
*Keanini, Jonathan

Planning Assistant

Administrative Faculty Parking and Transportation Services Division of Business Affairs
Khan, Nazia Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Internal Medicine School of Medicine
Kinsey, Jacqueline Director Of Operations and Finance Administrative Faculty School of Nursing School of Nursing
Koury, Daniel Assistant Research Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

College of Sciences
Lang, Robert

Professor/ Executive Director

Academic Faculty The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West
Leland, Necole Assistant Professor in Residence Academic Faculty School of Nursing School of Nursing
Liebman, Alexandra

Director of Recruitment and External Relations

Administrative Faculty

Hospitality-Administrative Affairs

William F. Harrah College of Hospitality

Ma, Xiangrong

Associate Mobile Developer

Administrative Faculty Enterprise Application Services

Enrollment and Student Services

MacDowell, Elizabeth Professor Academic Faculty William S. Boyd School of Law William S. Boyd School of Law
*Martin, Kate Associate Professor/Director, Residency/Director, Community Engagement/Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education/Designated Institutional Officer Administrative Faculty

School of Medicine

School of Medicine

Matsunaga Kirgan, Marsha Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology School of Medicine
McGowne, Lori Director, Division Finance Administrative Faculty Budget Office Division of Business Affairs
*Menezes, John Associate Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Plastic Surgery

School of Medicine
Menter, Scott Manager, Classroom Technology Services Administrative Faculty

Instructional Technology Services

Office of Information Technology

Mitchell, Jason Visitng Lecturer Academic Faculty

Dept. of Criminal Justice

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Mitola, Rosan Interim Head, Educational Initiatives/Outreach Librarian Academic Faculty

Research Education

University Libraries

Monrroy, Alicia

Residential Life Coordinator

Administrative Faculty Residential Life

Campus Life - Centralized Services

Munoz, Alberto Senior Project Coodrinator, Construction/Remodel Administrative Faculty Planning and Design - Architecture Planning and Design
Myers, Jonathan Senior Network Engineer Administrative Faculty Telecommunications

Division of Business Affairs

Neiswenter, Sean Assistant Professor in Residence Academic Faculty

Dept. of Life Sciences

College of Sciences
Nelson, Tina Institutional Research Data Analyst Administrative Faculty

Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Office of Decision Support

*Netski, Alison Associate Professor/Chair of Psychiatry Department Academic Faculty

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

School of Medicine
Ng, Matthew

Associate Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Otolaryngology Surgery

School of Medicine
*Palmer, Elissa Professor, Chair Academic Faculty Dept. of Family and Community Medicine School of Medicine
Parks, David

Associate Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Pediatrics

School of Medicine
Phan, Tamara Senior System Adminstor Administrative Faculty

Identity & Middleware Services

Office of Information Technology

*Pieper, Karen Administration Manager Administrative Faculty

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

School of Medicine
Porter, Timothy Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

College of Sciences
Raftery, Laurel Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of Life Sciences

College of Sciences
Reyes, Pete Senior Compensation Analyst Administrative Faculty

Classification and Compensation

Academic Resources
Scherr, Rebecca

Associate Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Pediatrics

School of Medicine
*Singh, Aditi

Associate Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Internal Medicine

School of Medicine
*Slattery, David

Associate Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Emergency Medicine

School of Medicine
St Hill, Charles Assocaiate Professor Academic Faculty

Dept. of  Surgery

School of Medicine
Stewart, Reginald Radiological Safety Technician  Administrative Faculty Radiological Safety Environmental Health and Safety
Stolte, Stan Head Coach, Baseball Administrative Faculty Donor Services Athletics
*Sylvester, Ashley Director of Pre-Professional Advising Center Administrative Faculty Retention Progression Completetion Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Tegano, Lindsey Lecturer Academic Faculty Dept. of Communication Studies Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
*Thornton, Joseph Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of  Surgery School of Medicine
Todd, Carlee Associate Director of New Student Orientation & Transition Programs Administrative Faculty Undergraduate Admissions Enrollment and Student Services
Topple, Craig Specialist, Program Administrative Faculty Property Control and Surplus University Services
*Townsend, Brian Manager, Department Business Operations Administrative Faculty Real Estate Planning and Construction
Trimble Landova, Marketa Professor Administrative Faculty William S. Boyd School of Law William S. Boyd School of Law
*Wahi Gururaj, Sandhya Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Internal Medicine School of Medicine
Walker, Rochelle Senior Academic Advisor Administrative Faculty Advising Center College of Fine Arts
Weber, Eric Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of School of Architecture College of Fine Arts
Young, Ryan

Assistant Professor

Academic Faculty

Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology

School of Medicine
Zhou, Wenlian Director, Doctor of Dental Surgery Program & Professor-In-Residence Academic Faculty Dept. of Clinical Sciences School of Dental Medicine

*Has served longer than ten years, but has not yet received this milestone recognition

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In Memoriam (2020)

We express our deepest condolences to the co-workers, friends, and loved ones of the colleagues we lost over the past year. We are grateful for their service to UNLV and the legacies they leave behind.

Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Professor
Department of Economics
Lee Business School

Felicia Campbell

Felicia Campbell

Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Kathy Espin

Kathy Espin

Emerita Faculty
Hank Greenspun School of Journalism

Sam Lieberman

Sam Lieberman

Alumnus and Regent
Nevada System of Higher Education

Daniel McAllister

Associate Professor
Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology
Lee Business School

Eugene Moehring

Eugene Moehring

Professor Emeritus
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

Dennis Pirages

Dennis Pirages

Emeritus Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Liberal Arts

Billie Mae Polson

Billie Mae Polson

Emerita Librarian
University Libraries

Norma Engberg Thoemmes

Norma Engberg Thoemmes

Emerita Associate Professor
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts

Jerry Vallen

Jerry Vallen

Founding Dean
UNLV Hospitality College

C. Todd White

C. Todd White

Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Department of Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

Kate Wintrol

Kate Wintrol

Teaching & Learning Librarian
University Libraries

 

 

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