Office of the President

Marc Johnson

University of Nevada, Reno's 16th president

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Reno

We are a high-impact research university and the state's flagship institution, home to the region's brightest scholars and globally recognized professors who are focused on academic excellence and student success.

President's office updates

President Marc Johnson to transition to faculty at end of June 2020

President Marc Johnson announced that he will transition to the faculty this summer following more than eight years as the institution’s 16th chief executive.

Coming together as a community
October 17, 2019

The past few weeks on our campus have once again allowed us all to give thought about what our University represents. Let me be clear: The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes and embraces the critical importance of diversity in preparing students for global citizenship and is committed to a culture of excellence, inclusion and accessibility.

Climate Study follow-up
September 25, 2019

On Sept. 18, the University released the findings of its “Speak Your Truth” climate survey during two Town Hall forums. As next steps, we ask that you register and participate in one of the five forum discussions for a University-wide Action Plan that will take place during the week of October 9-16, 2019.

Meet Marc Johnson

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents appointed Marc Johnson, Ph.D. 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.

Learning, discovery & engagement

45% increase in undergraduate enrollment between 2012 & 2017
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4,400+ annually globally competitive graduates
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$458 million in capital projects since 2011
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$125 million in total research & development expenditures
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