Guinn Center celebrates affiliation with University of Nevada, Reno on April 6

On-campus panel discussion highlights “The Importance of the Guinn Center at the University”

Guinn Center celebrates affiliation with University of Nevada, Reno on April 6

On-campus panel discussion highlights “The Importance of the Guinn Center at the University”

RENO, Nev. – The Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities – Guinn Center – a statewide, nonpartisan research and policy center, will celebrate its affiliation with the University of Nevada, Reno with a panel discussion and reception on April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the University’s Joe Crowley Student Union.

The panel discussion, entitled “The Importance of the Guinn Center at the University,” will be moderated by Dr. Angela Taylor with panelists from the Guinn Center and the University. It will highlight the history of the Center, the importance of having a policy think tank in Nevada and the value of the affiliation between the Center and the University.

“One of the first decisions I made after becoming president of the University in late 2020 was to move forward with the affiliation with the Guinn Center,” University President Brian Sandoval said. “We recognized the need for additional policy research here at the University – in part because of the complex policy decisions confronting our leaders and in part to continue our work as a Carnegie R1 research institution.”

The Guinn Center seeks to advance evidence-based policy solutions through research, public engagement and strategic partnerships. As a policy lab, it works closely with practitioners to provide relevant analysis, develop and implement evidence-based programs and test actionable solutions.

WHAT: The University of Nevada, Reno and the Guinn Center will host a panel discussion and reception to celebrate the Center’s 2021 transition of affiliation to the University.


  • Moderator Dr. Angela Taylor, president and CEO of Guardian Quest Inc. and University alumna, will emcee the event and moderate a panel of the following guests:
    • University President Brian Sandoval
    • University Provost Jeff Thompson
    • Guinn Center Board Member Kathleen Conoboy
    • Guinn Center Executive Director Dale Erquiaga
  • Remarks will also be given by Guinn Center Board Chair Phil Satre and President Sandoval.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The panel will be held from 5:30 to 6:10 p.m., and the reception will begin at 6:15 p.m.

WHERE: The panel discussion will be held in the Joe Crowley Student Union (JCSU) Theatre, and the reception will be held in the JCSU Great Room.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Media can take b-roll footage of the panel discussion and reception. Interviews will be available upon request following the panel discussion.

MORE: The Guinn Center has published more than 60 policy reports in areas of tax and fiscal policy, education, health, social policy, economic development, workforce development, good governance and energy. As a collaborative partner, it offers data collection, research and data analysis, policy development, program evaluation, research design, data visualization, grant writing, facilitation and strategic planning and workshop development. The Guinn Center maintains offices on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas and its principal office on the campus of the University of Nevada Reno.

Learn more about the Guinn Center at

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The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

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