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Academic Council


The UNLV Academic Council is an assembly of senior university administrators who help to steer the university’s academic mission, including the deans of all academic units, vice presidents, and vice provosts. Convened by the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Council meets regularly for the purpose of sharing information, coordinating efforts, and pursuing collaborative initiatives to advance the university’s academic enterprise.

Leveraging their collective knowledge and expertise, the Academic Council serves as an advisory group to the President and the Provost, reviewing matters of academic and administrative policy and making recommendations. It also functions as a body focused on implementation, providing oversight for operational matters. Members of the Council work on issues that involve their individual units and the institution collectively.


The primary mission of the Academic Council is to provide leadership and coordination of UNLV’s academic goals and strategic priorities in alignment with the vision of the President and the President’s Cabinet. The Council engages in a variety of collaborative endeavors to promote academic excellence throughout the university.

Areas of Responsibility

The Academic Council works on shared initiatives to further the academic mission of the university. The Council provides input on the scope, direction, and implications of the university’s academic plans and priorities. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Coordinating efforts to realize the university’s teaching, research, and public service goals
  • Monitoring progress on university and unit-level strategic plans and initiatives
  • Reviewing academic programs, policies, and procedures
  • Promoting interdisciplinary synergies
  • Sharing best practices and effective strategies
  • Pursuing opportunities as a group and organizing resources
  • Identifying common challenges and solutions to resolve them
  • Collaborating with other institutional task forces, councils, and committees


Led by the Provost, the UNLV Academic Council represents the senior leadership of the university. The current membership of the Council includes the following individuals:


If you have any questions about the Academic Council or would like to be invited to a future Council meeting in order to make an announcement or conduct a brief presentation, please contact the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost: