Office of the President
The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents appointed Dr. Marc Johnson to serve as the 16th president of the University of Nevada, Reno on April 20, 2012. Johnson had previously served as interim president, executive vice president and provost at the University since 2008. During his tenure, President Johnson has overseen a period of substantial growth in student enrollment, faculty research and campus improvements.
Latest Updates from President Johnson
A Happy Holiday Season to our University Community
As the fall semester draws to a close, I wish to extend my sincere wishes for a joyful and happy holiday season. Without your hard work and dedication to the mission and core values of our University, the accomplishments of 2017 would not have been possible. The talent, knowledge and passion that you show for your work makes the greatest possible difference in the lives of so many people.
President's Statements of Support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was started in 2012, we have witnessed the critical benefits of this program for our students, and the highly positive impacts on our institution and community. We affirm our stance that all students who are ready to pursue a higher education are welcome here at the University of Nevada, Reno...
It’s time to pass permanent DREAMER legislation
We are quickly learning, however, that many of the protections afforded the Dreamers by the federal government are diminishing. The decision to end DACA earlier this year put nearly 800,000 hard-working young Dreamers at risk for deportation. Only Congress can protect them by passing a permanent legislative solution in the coming days...