Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

The Provost’s office oversees the academic enterprise at UNLV, supporting students, faculty, and staff in their pursuit of excellence.

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Meet the Provost

Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey, Ph.D., serves as UNLV’s chief academic officer, guiding the university’s academic mission, its colleges, and other key divisions across campus. He works strategically to advance student success, support faculty and staff development, and enhance the many ways that UNLV serves its students and communities.

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Key Initiatives

The Provost's office sponsors a variety of strategic initiatives related to UNLV’s mission as a public urban research university. Through our programs and collaborative efforts, we seek to foster a culture of growth, innovation, and transformation.

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Diversity is fundamental to the mission, culture, and identity of UNLV.  Here in the Provost’s office, we strive to support a diverse community of learning through our commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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