This award honors employees for outstanding contributions to UNLV and its mission to be a top tier university. While everyone associated with UNLV works toward fulfilling our mission, the efforts of some individuals present an outstanding example of commitment. The Top Tier Award recognizes such dedicated members of our campus community. This award is administered by the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Additional information about the Top Tier plan, including detailed metrics and measures, can be found on the UNLV Top Tier website.

2023 Recipient

Hyunhwa Lee
Associate Professor with Tenure UNLV School of Nursing

Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee specializes in cognitive health, including topics such as brain injury and sleep disruption. Dr. Lee "has demonstrated a strong record of scholarly accomplishment based on her publication, presentation, and research funding," said her nominator, adding that she also has successfully engaged students in scholarship. This includes her role as mentor and chair of both Ph.D. and DNP nursing students for their scholarly projects and her work with undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines.

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Unit
2022 Keith Lawler College of Sciences
2022 Rian Satterwhite Office of Service Learning and Leadership
2021 Tricia McCrory Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
2021 Caitlin Saladino Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute
2020 Jennifer Heath College of Liberal Arts
2019 Allen Gibbs School of Life Sciences
2019 Stacey Tovino William S. Boyd School of Law
2018 Kwang Kim Department of Mechanical Engineering
2018 Jefferson Kinney Department of Psychology
2018 Alisha Kerlin Barrick Museum of Art

2023 Selection Committee Members