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.

2024 Recipient

Headshot of Renato Liboro

Renato (Rainier) Liboro
Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Liboro actively contributes to several core area of UNLV’s Top Tier 2.0 initiatives, including Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity; Community Partnerships; Student Achievement; Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion; UNLV Academic Health; and Infrastructure and Shared Governance. Shortly after joining UNLV in 2019, he established the Community Health Advocacy for Minority Populations, Immigrants, and Other Newcomers (CHAMPION Mental Health) initiative. According to one of his nominators, “As a dynamic community-engaged scholar, Dr. Liboro has worked tirelessly towards promoting excellence and advancing UNLV’s mission as a top tier university since he joined our institution".

Past Recipients

Year Recipient Unit
2023 Hyunhwa Lee UNLV School of Nursing
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