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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.

For the purposes of this recognition initiative, only full-time work at UNLV is counted toward the total length of service. Along with years of service as an academic or administrative faculty member, time as a classified staff member or other full-time employee status can be counted toward 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 is not counted.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of a service milestone award. Congratulations to all the honorees.

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2021 Recognition

The 2021 Virtual Length of Service Recognition Ceremony will be livestreamed via YouTube at 3 p.m. Monday, November 1, 2021.

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 (2021)

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
Sadanand Verma Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences 54
Satish Bhatnagar Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences 47
Russell Hurlburt Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychology College of Liberal Arts 45
David Christianson Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Resort, Gaming, and Golf Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality 44
Randy Shelden Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Criminal Justice Greenspun College of Urban Affairs 44
Rosalie Garcia Business Services Manager Administrative Faculty Controller - Deputy Controller Business Affairs 43
William Robinson Assistant Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Economics Lee Business School 43
William Sullivan Associate VP/Retention And Outreach Administrative Faculty   Student Affairs 43
Evangelos Yfantis Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Computer Science Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering 42
Larry Chin Manager, Athletic Equipment Administrative Faculty   Student Affairs 41

FORTY Years of Service (2021)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Toni Arcadipane Assistant Director Finance And Business Operation Administrative Faculty   Facilities Management

THIRTY Years of Service (2021)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Catherine Angel Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Art College of Fine Arts
Gennady Bachman Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Mathematical Sciences College of Sciences
Randall Boone Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Teaching and Learning College of Education
Seungmook Choi Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Finance Lee Business School
Steve Grubaugh Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Teaching and Learning College of Education
Mark Guadagnoli Senior Associate Dean, for Faculty Affairs & Director, Learning and Performance. Academic Faculty   Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Kyle Higgins Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Early Childhood, Multilingual, and Special Education College of Education
Victor Isbell Senior Lecturer Academic Faculty Dept. of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Lee Business School
William Jankowiak Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Anthropology College of Liberal Arts
Todd Jones Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Philosophy College of Liberal Arts
Stephen Lepp Professor Physics Academic Faculty Dept. of Physics and Astronomy College of Sciences
Joseph Lombardo Director, Supercomputing Center Administrative Faculty   Research and Economic Development
Michael Lugering Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Theatre College of Fine Arts
Tao Pang Professor/Chair, Physics & Astronomy Academic Faculty Dept. of Physics and Astronomy College of Sciences
Diane Russell Communications Specialist Administrative Faculty Electronic and Print Publications Integrated Marketing & Branding
Dmitri Shalin Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Sociology College of Liberal Arts
Ashok Singh Professor/Chair Academic Faculty Hospitality Administration/Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Peter Stubberud Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Michael Sullivan Professor Academic Faculty  Business Graduate Programs Lee Business School
Katrina Switalski Business Manager Administrative Faculty   College of Sciences
Douglas Unger Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of English College of Liberal Arts
Joel Wisner Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Marketing and International Business Lee Business School

TWENTY Years of Service (2021)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Jason Aubin Director of Space Management Administrative Faculty   University Libraries
Billy Bai Associate Dean of Research Administrative Faculty   William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Kim Barchard Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Psychology College of Liberal Arts
Richard Baynosa Professor/Chair Academic Faculty Plastic Surgery Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Daniel Benyshek Professor/Chair Academic Faculty Dept. of Anthropology College of Liberal Arts
Kristie Berthelotte Assistant Director of CFA Advising Center Administrative Faculty   College of Fine Arts
Bret Birdsong* Professor of Law Academic Faculty   William S. Boyd School of Law
Shellie Brattain-Mazzella Senior II Software Developer/Supervisor Administrative Faculty Enterprise Applications Information Technology
Timothy Bungum Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Public Health
Joseph Carter Associate Facility Director for Food and Beverage Administrative Faculty Thomas and Mack Arena Athletics
Jerry Chang Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Lee Business School
Sandy Collazos De Kijanka Senior GEAR UP Coordinator Administrative Faculty   Student Affairs
Michael Cunanan Technical/Systems Administrator Administrative Faculty Student Wellness-Business And Administration Student Affairs
Christina Demopoulos Associate Professor Academic Faculty   School of Dental Medicine
Michael Green* Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of History College of Liberal Arts
Karen Harry Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Anthropology College of Liberal Arts
Janine Holsapple Executive Director Of Graduate Systems Operations Administrative Faculty   Graduate College
Rick Hurt Research Engineer Administrative Faculty Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Nakia Jackson-Hale Assistant Dean of Administration, Outreach, and Engagement Administrative Faculty School of Nursing School of Nursing
Yingtao Jiang Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Administrative Faculty   Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Cam Johnson Director of IT Operations Administrative Faculty Medicine Technology Support Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Christopher Jones It And Multimedia Specialist Administrative Faculty Thomas and Mack Arena Athletics
Jennifer Keene Dean Administrative Faculty   College of Liberal Arts
Dan Labrecque Business Systems Analyst/Functional Architect Administrative Faculty Digital Strategy and Transformation Information Technology
Merrill Landers Chair/Professor Academic Faculty Health Professions and Programs Integrated Health Sciences
Gregory Levitt Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Teaching and Learning College of Education
Ruth Lopez Financial Research Accountant Administrative Faculty Sponsored Programs Research and Economic Development
Tony Lucas Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Resort, Gaming, and Golf Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Kelly Mays Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of English College of Liberal Arts
Jennifer McCarthy Executive Director of Space Management Administrative Faculty   Decision Support
Jeremiah McClain Senior IT Operations Analyst Administrative Faculty Operations Center Management Information Technology
Stephen Miller Professor/Director of Research, Center for Bus & Econ Research Academic Faculty Dept. of Economics Lee Business School
Lois Paretti Coordinator of Clinical Field Experiences Administrative Faculty Dept. of Teaching and Learning College of Education
Gary Plumlee Development Officer, Rebel Athletic Fund Administrative Faculty   Athletics
Keith Rowley Professor of Law Academic Faculty   William S. Boyd School of Law
David Schwartz Ombuds Administrative Faculty   Office of the President
Deborah Seda Assistant Director Administrative Faculty Fine Arts Advancement College of Fine Arts
Cheryl Sgovio Director Of Catering & Convention Sales Administrative Faculty Thomas and Mack-Food and Beverage Athletics
Mykola Suk Professor Academic Faculty School of Music College of Fine Arts
Cheryl Tillotson Director of Academic Advising Administrative Faculty   College of Liberal Arts
Cory Tucker Head Of Continuing Resources And Collections Academic Faculty Collections Acquisitions Discovery University Libraries
John Tuman Associate Dean for Faculty/Professor - Political Science Administrative Faculty   College of Liberal Arts
Michelle Tusan Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of History College of Liberal Arts
Jennifer Vaughan Director Of Communications Administrative Faculty   College of Fine Arts
Cate Weeks Senior Director of Brand Content Administrative Faculty   Integrated Marketing & Branding
Bill Werner Associate Professor Academic Faculty Hospitality Administration/Management William F. Harrah College of Hospitality
Gabriele Wulf Distinguished Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences Integrated Health Sciences
Qinglan Zhao Senior Database Administrator Administrative Faculty Database Administration Information Technology

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

TEN Years of Service (2021)

Name Title Classification Department/Unit College/Division
Maisara Abebe Assistant Director, Applications Administrative Faculty   Facilities Management
Frank Alaimo Senior AV Systems Specialist Administrative Faculty Information Technology Classroom Technology Services Information Technology
Marian Alper Director, Donor Relations Administrative Faculty   Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Karen Asquith Associate Director of IT Strategic Planning & Communication Administrative Faculty   Information Technology
Ian Bartrum Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research Administrative Faculty   William S. Boyd School of Law
Sheila Bock Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies College of Liberal Arts
Daniel Bubb Associate Professor-In-Residence & Academic Affairs Coordinator Academic Faculty   Honors College
Daniel Chi Associate Professor / Director of MS Quantitative Finance Program Academic Faculty Dept. of Finance Lee Business School
Steve Christenson Network Engineer Administrative Faculty Network Development and Engineering Information Technology
Deirdre Clemente Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of History College of Liberal Arts
Robert Cray* Principal Network Engineer Administrative Faculty Network Development and Engineering Leadership Information Technology
Alyssa Crittenden Associate Professor Academic Faculty   College of Liberal Arts
Karen Danielsen-Lang Associate Professor Public Administration Academic Faculty School of Public Policy and Leadership Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Ruben Garcia Professor

Academic Faculty

  William S. Boyd School of Law
Rebecca Gill* Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Political Science College of Liberal Arts
Justin Griggs Information Technology Coordinator Administrative Faculty   Lee Business School
Danielle Gross* HRIS Analyst Administrative Faculty Human Resources Business Affairs
Justin Iaela Senior Space Planning Analyst Administrative Faculty Space Management Executive Vice President and Provost
Donald Jones Assistant Professor-in-Residence Academic Faculty Dept. of Accounting Lee Business School
Michael Kagan Professor of Law Academic Faculty   William S. Boyd School of Law
Gary Kleiger Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry College of Sciences
Adam Koebke Lecturer Academic Faculty Mathematics Learning Center College of Sciences
Brett Levner Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Film College of Fine Arts
Linda Lister Professor Academic Faculty School of Music College of Fine Arts
Gregory Moody Associate Lee Professor of Management Information Systems/Cybersecurity Program Director Academic Faculty Dept. of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Lee Business School
Darwin Morgan Lecturer Academic Faculty Dept. of Criminal Justice Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Brendan Morris Associate Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
David Nourse Visiting Assistant Professor Journalism Academic Faculty Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
Jennifer Pharr* Associate Professor School of Public Health Academic Faculty Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health School of Public Health
Minghua Ren Assistant Research Professor Academic Faculty Dept. of Geoscience College of Sciences
Ricky Rideout* Hazardous Materials Safety Technician Administrative Faculty Environmental Management and Lab Safety group Business Affairs
Cindy Rivelli Senior Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts Administrative Faculty   Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Barb Roberts Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Administrative Faculty Enrollment Management Student Affairs
Addie Rolnick Professor of Law Academic Faculty   William S. Boyd School of Law
Sky Rossana Business Systems Analyst/Functional Architect Administrative Faculty Digital Transformation & Strategy Information Technology
Rowena Saba Simulation Education Specialist Administrative Faculty   School of Nursing
Sepideh Sayedna Assistant General Counsel Administrative Faculty   Office of the President
Kelly Scherado Senior Human
Resources Business
Partner
Administrative Faculty   Human Resources
Lawrence Shaw Assistant Professor Academic Faculty Obstetrics & Gynecology Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Gregory Shuler Computer Facilities Supervisor Administrative Faculty Computer Facilities Information Technology
Christy Strong Associate Professor-in-Residence Academic Faculty School of Life Sciences College of Sciences
Catherine Turner Associate Professor-In-Residence Academic Faculty Health Professions and Programs Integrated Health Sciences
Diego Vega Associate Professor Academic Faculty School of Music College of Fine Arts
Miracle Wangsuwana Assistant Professor Academic Faculty Internal Medicine Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Anne White Senior Director of Data, Assessment, Retention, and Diversity Administrative Faculty   Academic Success Center
Megan Wilson RPC Coordinator Administrative Faculty   Graduate College
Zhanlei Yao Senior Budget Analyst Administrative Faculty Financial Planning, Budget, and Analysis Business Affairs
Ke Yu* Business Intelligence Analyst Administrative Faculty Institutional Research and Effectiveness Decision Support
Elena Zenkin* Assistant Professor Obstetrics And Gynecology Academic Faculty Obstetrics & Gynecology Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine
Ming Zhu ECE Electrical Engineering Laboratory Director Administrative Faculty   Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

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

In Memoriam (2021)

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.

Rita Deanin Abbey

Rita Deanin Abbey

Professor Emerita
College of Fine Arts
22 years of service

Larry Ashley

Larry Ashley

Professor-in-Residence Emeritus
College of Education
13 years of service

Shane Bevell

Shane Bevell

Director of Communications
College of Sciences
16 years of service

Peter Faught

Peter Faught

Experimental Testing/Prototype Engineer
Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction
Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
8 years of service

Ray Goldsworthy

Ray Goldsworthy

Professor Emeritus
Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences
School of Integrated Health Sciences
36 years of service

Matthew Hird

Matthew Hird

Project Manager
Administration Technology Services
22 months of service

Jane Kober

Jane Kober

Financial Research Administrator Manager, Post Award Financial
Office of Sponsored Programs
Division of Research
15 years of service

Brian Ladeira

Brian Ladeira

Director of Catering
Thomas & Mack
15 years of service

Robert Lang

Robert Lang

Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban Affairs
Executive Director, The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West
Professor, School of Public POlicy & Leadership, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
11 years of service

Robert Lockhart

Robert Lockhart

Periodontist
School of Dental Medicine
15 years of service

Alan Miller

Alan Miller

Professor
Management, Entrepreneurship & Technology
Lee Business School
29 years of service

Andrew Spivak

Andrew Spivak

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
12 years of service

Michael Tylo

Michael Tylo

Associate Professor
Department of Film
College of Fine Arts
18 years of service

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