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

Argenta Hall progress | July 15, 2019

Since last week, when the State Fire Marshal announced preliminary findings regarding the cause of the explosion that damaged Argenta and Nye Halls on July 5, the University has made significant progress in several areas regarding the students affected, making arrangements for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester and planning for the longer-term.

COLA updates
June 18, 2019

The Board of Regents today adopted a recommendation from Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Chancellor Thom Reilly that approves a 3 percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) starting July 1 for all eligible classified and professional employees.

Parking updates
April 8, 2019

As you are aware, we implemented a sizeable parking permit fee increase last year to fund the new Gateway Garage and to fund the multi-year deferment of necessary maintenance obligations on asphalt parking lots, roadways and garage facilities.

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
4,400+ annually globally competitive graduates
$458 million in capital projects since 2011
$125 million in total research & development expenditures