Committees Named to Find Replacement for UNLV President

Committees Named to Find Replacement for UNLV President

LAS VEGAS – Bret Whipple, chair of the Nevada Board of Regents, announced today the formation of two committees to begin the search for a new president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Regents' ad hoc UNLV Presidential Search Committee and the Institutional Advisory Committee will work in tandem to organize a framework for the search as well as develop a leadership profile for the new president. The first meeting of the committees is expected to be held later this month.

Members of the regents’ committee include: Steve Sisolak (committee chair), Dorothy S. Gallagher, Linda C. Howard, James Dean Leavitt, Jack Lund Schofield and Mark Alden (first alternate).

Members of the Institutional Advisory Committee have yet to be selected.

Both committees will work together throughout the process with a recommendation from the Institutional Advisory Committee to the regents' committee. The regents' committee then votes on a recommendation to present to the full Board for final approval.

Dr. Carol Harter, who has led the university for the past 11 years, announced today that she will be leaving the presidency on June 30 to focus her efforts on fundraising with the UNLV Foundation and serve as executive director of the Black Mountain Institute.

The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of the nation’s fastest growing state. As Nevada’s only system of higher education, the NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 100,000 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.