A Message from UNLV President Neal Smatresk
UNLV President Neal Smatresk leaving UNLV in February 2014 for a position at University of North Texas.
Today I was appointed President-Elect of the University of North Texas. Debbie and I will be leaving UNLV in February to take up this new and exciting opportunity. Please know that UNLV will always have a very special place in our hearts- for the determination and grit of our community to make it through some of the worst budget cuts in the nation; for the passion and belief our faculty, staff, and students have in this great university and its future; and for the friends and partners who have made many of UNLV's successes possible.
We will leave behind a university that is emerging into national prominence, with strong enrollment growth, an increasingly diverse and more talented student population, a clear vision of where we need to go next, and even a bowl-bound football team! The programs, initiatives, and priorities that you have helped put into place these last few years will continue to drive UNLV's successes for the future. They represent the needs and will of the community, and your commitment and determination in partnership with the Las Vegas community will ensure that these dreams come to fruition.
While we are moving on, we will always be Rebels at heart. We thank you for being part of our lives for the past six and a half years, and we will miss you.
Neal J. Smatresk
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