Menu +

How UNLV aspires to be top-tier research university

Written By:

Paul Takahashi

UNLV acting President Don Snyder lobbied Las Vegas business leaders Wednesday to support the university’s quest to become a top-tier research institution.

The former banker, gaming executive and Hotel College dean outlined the economic benefits of having a Tier-1 university in Las Vegas during an hourlong keynote address at a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Snyder, now seven weeks into his new position, is working on a 20-year plan to transform UNLV into a top research university mentioned in the same breath as the universities of Oregon and Washington.

“You can’t have a great community without a great university that’s connected to the community,” Snyder told nearly 400 business leaders gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel. “My job as (acting president) is to make sure we don’t lose momentum on Tier 1, the medical school and the stadium. These are incredible needs for this community and the university.”


Las Vegas Sun