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Job ID: 138021

President
University of Nevada, Reno


Date Posted Feb. 6, 2020
Title President
University University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Mar. 23, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • President/Provost/Chancellor
  • Senior Administration
 
 
The Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) seeks a visionary, experienced and inclusive leader with a deep commitment to student success to serve as University of Nevada, Reno's next president.

University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's land-grant university, the institution serves nearly 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UNR is a comprehensive doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNR has invested more than $800 million campus-wide in advanced laboratories, residence halls and facilities since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, as well as statewide outreach programs including University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center and Nevada Seismological Laboratory. UNR is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to student success, world-improving research and outreach benefiting Nevada's communities and businesses, UNR has impact across the state and around the world. On January 31, 2020, UNR received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation – a reflection of this positive impact.

University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's land-grant university, the institution serves nearly 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UNR is a comprehensive doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. On January 31, 2020, UNR received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement by the Carnegie Foundation reflecting its impact throughout Nevada. UNR has invested more than $800 million campus-wide in advanced laboratories, residence halls and facilities since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, as well as statewide outreach programs including University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center and Nevada Seismological Laboratory. UNR is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to student success, world-improving research and outreach benefiting Nevada's communities and businesses, UNR has impact across the state and around the world.

The president reports to the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education and is accountable through the chancellor to the Board of Regents, a 13-person board elected by the people of Nevada. The Board of Regents governs UNR and helps guide the institution's mission to serve the state and the needs of its citizens. UNR's next president should be an inclusive, engaged leader, responsible for building productive and collaborative internal relationships with faculty, staff, administrators and students, and external relationships with the community, donors, alumni, NSHE leaders, government officials and business leaders. The incoming president should be prepared to carry out, and continue to evolve and shape, the university's current strategic framework which aligns with NSHE's strategic goals: increasing participation in post-secondary education, increasing student success, closing the achievement gap among underserved populations, addressing the challenges of the workforce and industry education needs, and co-developing solutions to the critical issues facing 21st century Nevada and raising the research profile. The university is on a positive trajectory across each of these goals, and the president will leverage that progress for future institutional growth, development, success and long-term sustainability.

The incoming president must demonstrate inspiring and entrepreneurial leadership qualities, significant administrative and leadership experience and a considerable track record of success. The president should exhibit strong interpersonal, collaboration, political and communication skills. The president should be skilled at managing a highly complex organization within a statewide system, possess a deep knowledge and understanding of a mission-focused, research-intensive land grant university, demonstrate facility in managing a budget of $663.4 million and an ability to oversee the opportunities and complexities involved in hosting a medical program and NCAA Division I athletics program. The president must be a dedicated and motivational leader with a clear vision toward accomplishing strategic goals, objectives and actions with a commitment to shared governance. Additionally, the president should be an experienced fundraiser and prepared to engage donors, alumni and community leaders in the life of the institution. Furthermore, the president will have a steadfast commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.


All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile and a CV or resume. A comprehensive leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by March 23, 2020. Nominations, inquiries and application materials can be directed to Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Suzanne Teer and Kim Brettschneider at UNRPresident@wittkieffer.com.

  • The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

 
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Contact Information

 
  • Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Suzanne Teer and Kim Brettschneider
    WittKieffer
    University of Nevada, Reno
    Reno, NV 89557
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  • UNRPresident@wittkieffer.com

 

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