“He understands what our trainees are going through.”
“A real visionary.”
“A leader who is concentrated on team building, new styles, and brand-new trajectories.”
These are simply a few of the endorsements that made UNLV President Len Jessup the 2018 CEO Leadership Award from fundraising market association The Council for Advancement and Assistance of Education, District VII (CASE).
Jessup is the first UNLV president to receive this honor considering that it was developed in 1999. Annually, the award acknowledges leaders who demonstrate exceptional contributions to their campus communities, assistance fundraising at their institutions, and promote a public understanding and support of education.
Jessup got the recognition throughout the Connect West annual conference March 1-3 in San Francisco, which was attended by more than 600 college leaders from CASE District VII. In accepting the award, Jessup acknowledged UNLV as a vibrant organization with momentum and growth.
“There’s something special about this university, in this place, at this time,” Jessup said. “With everything that’s occurring in Las Vegas right now, for UNLV to be making this push to become a Leading Tier university– it’s an incredible chance, and I’m really grateful to be here.”
Because becoming UNLV’s president in 2015, Jessup has led the university to establish a new brand, “Various, Bold, and Diverse,” that shows UNLV’s core strengths. Beyond a tagline, he has actually challenged his leadership team to put this message into practice. Additionally, UNLV has had its best fundraising years in the university’s history because 2015.
Nominator Scott Roberts, vice president for the Division of Philanthropy & & Alumni Engagement, and president of the UNLV Structure, kept in mind that Jessup has actually launched a medical school and constructed the first-rate Hospitality Hall, the new academic structure for the Harrah College of Hospitality.
“Under his leadership, UNLV is distinguishing itself as an inclusive, varied institution that’s improving access to education and establishing the next generation of specialists in fields ranging from health care to hospitality,” Roberts stated.
The award likewise acknowledged Jessup for developing numerous special opportunities for UNLV, such as hosting the last U.S. Presidential argument in October 2016. He has actually worked carefully with neighborhood leaders to assist secure a state-of-the art arena at no charge to the university for UNLV football video games in the future.
The CEO Management Award becomes part of CASE District VII’s Individuals Awards program, which honors individual contributions and accomplishment within the district. CASE District VII represents professionals and organizations in the western region of the United States, including Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, and Utah.