The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents today voted to appoint Marta Meana as acting UNLV president. Meana, currently dean of UNLV’s Honors College, will start July 1 and serve up until the effective conclusion of a national search for the university’s next president.
Meana, a professor of psychology at UNLV because 1997, has been dean of UNLV’s Honors College because 2012 and formerly worked as senior consultant to the university president. NSHE Chancellor Thom Reilly suggested Meana as acting president after meeting members of the school and community. According to NSHE policy, an acting president carries out the full responsibilities as president of the organization until a permanent consultation is made.
“Marta is a highly respected clinician, scientist, and educator, and is admired for her contributions to mentor, psychology and females’s health,” Reilly stated. “As dean, she has tripled Formality College registration and increased student success. I am confident she is the best individual to lead the university as we conduct a search for a long-term president.”
A globally kept in mind scholar in clinical psychology, Meana’s groundbreaking research study has reshaped medical techniques to ladies’s health and human sexuality. She has actually released two books and near 80 peer-reviewed journal short articles and book chapters. She has actually likewise earned several university, state and nationwide awards, consisting of a Nevada Regents Quality in Mentor Award, Nevada Senatorial Acknowledgment for Teaching, the James Makawa Award for outstanding contributions in psychology, and the Masters and Johnson Life Time Accomplishment Award.
“I have actually been fortunate to be part of the UNLV community for more than 20 years and I’m honored to serve as acting president during this transition duration for the university,” said Meana. “UNLV has a deep swimming pool of leadership talent, and I look forward to working with partners on and off campus to continue to move the university forward.”
Chancellor Reilly and leadership from the Board of Regents hosted 11 online forums this spring to get input from students, professors, personnel, administrators, alumni, donors, and neighborhood members. The chancellor and the Board of Regents will consult with the university community this fall to talk about timing to launch a nationwide governmental search.
“Marta is dedicated to UNLV’s Leading Tier efforts and comprehends and supports the mission of a research organization and its relationship to a strong undergraduate curriculum. We’ve seen this repeatedly throughout her career at UNLV,” stated Board of Regents Chair Kevin J. Page. “She has excellent management skills and is admired by students and professors alike.”
Meana joined the psychology department at UNLV in 1997 after completing a Ph.D. in scientific psychology at McGill University and a post-doctoral research study fellowship in ladies’s health at the University of Toronto.