State of the University set for Wednesday

President Johnson to speak about "People, Partnerships and the Power of Big Ideas"

University President Marc Johnson pictured during 2016's "State of the University" address.

President Johnson at 2016 State of the University

Following a year in which the University continued to reach record institutional achievement in many areas while also experiencing profound challenge related to diversity, inclusion and equity, President Marc Johnson will deliver his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m., in the Glick Ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union.

Johnson said that his address, entitled, "People, Partnerships and the Power of Big Ideas" will speak to the University's key role in the economic and social transformation that the city, region and state have experienced.

"We experienced record graduation over the past year. This reinforces the fact that we are producing Nevada's leaders who are helping to modernize and diversify all of the key aspects of life in our state," Johnson said. "We've made intentional University investment in people, partnerships and big ideas over the past several years. We've opened our doors to work alongside business and cultural groups to create new opportunities. We've created new ideas, knowledge and innovation as a cornerstone to the transformation we are seeing in our region.

"Now we are starting to see the impact of these investments."

Johnson also said he plans on addressing the challenges the University faced over the past year, and how the University plans to meet diversity, inclusion and equity needs. With a legislative session looming early next year, Johnson will also enumerate the University's legislative priorities.

"2018-2019 promises to be a significant year in our history," Johnson said. "I can't emphasize enough how central to our success our most important asset - our people - remain to the overall success of our University."

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