Farewell and thank you to
President Marc A. Johnson

A decade-long trajectory of impact and achievement

An open letter from President Johnson

Watch a tribute to President Johnson

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Brian Sandoval appointed next president

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents voted to appoint former Gov. Brian Sandoval as the University of Nevada, Reno’s 17th president during a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17. He becomes the first Hispanic person to ever be appointed to this position in the 146-year history of the University.

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
More than $800 million invested campuswide since 2009
$125 million in total research & development expenditures