Whitfield to hold State of the University Address

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UNLV President Keith Whitfield joined the UNLV student town hall to discuss issues ahead of the upcoming school year. (Josh Hawkins/UNLV Photo Services)

Following the annual tradition, our University’s leader, President Whitfield, will deliver the State of the University this coming week, Feb. 2. 

Whitfield will announce the University’s plans for the future. He will discuss topics relating to his vision for student and institutional growth, the unique role the school plays in this region, and community-based accomplishments for the University. 

The event will be held in the Philip J. Cohen Theatre with public seating available and will be live-streamed on UNLV’s official website. The address will start at 2:30 p.m. and will last for approximately an hour. 

One of the highlights during last year’s address announced that for a third time, UNLV has received its Carnegie R1 or “Very High Research.” Holding this classification since 2018, the designations generated new private industry partnerships and enhanced research opportunities in the classroom.
Other topics likely to be covered at this address include an update on the UNLV’s Top Tier 2.0 plan, universities’ campus master plan, success stories like the NASA Mars Fleet Mission, and the long-term project relating to Rebel Plaza.

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