UNLV President Len Jessup has actually accepted become the next president at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, effective July 1.
Jessup signed up with UNLV as its 10th president in January 2015, after working as dean of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Under his leadership, UNLV launched an enthusiastic Top Tier strategic strategy to become among the nation’s leading public research universities, that included a brand-new School of Medicine that welcomed its very first trainees in 2017. Over the previous three years, UNLV raised $243 million in philanthropic contributions, including a school record $93 million last year.
” It was really an honor and a benefit to serve as president of UNLV. As I have typically said, there is something very unique about this university. UNLV will continue its ascent, of that I am confident,” Jessup said in a message to the university community. “There are a lot of gifted people connected with this fantastic university, both on campus and off, for UNLV to do anything aside from to take its rightful place as one of the most different, daring, diverse, vibrant, and important universities in the nation.”
During Jessup’s tenure, UNLV experienced extensive school growth– in scholastic and athletics centers, programs, and services for a growing trainee population that topped 30,000 for the first time this fall. In 2015, UNLV fulfilled the United States Department of Education’s limit as an Hispanic Serving Organization, and in September it was ranked as the nation’s most diverse by U.S. News & & World Report.
Economic advancement, school facilities, and community engagement efforts have also flourished since 2015, including a rise in research awards and faculty startups, and the opening of a dedicated Office of Neighborhood Engagement. UNLV opened a brand-new academic building this spring for the Harrah College of Hospitality, recently ranked as the world’s finest for hospitality and tourist, and it has made substantial enhancements to sports centers.
” Working together, we have realized countless terrific accomplishments in just three short years,” said Jessup, who expressed his objective to stay at UNLV through the spring 2018 semester. “Thank you once again and once again for all your past, continuous, and future contributions of time, talent and resources to and for UNLV.”
A bio and downloadable image for Jessup are readily available here: https://www.unlv.edu/president/about
Read the complete release from Claremont Graduate University: https://www.cgu.edu/news/2018/04/len-jessup-named-new-cgu-president/