Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Guest: Neal Smatresk

(Dr. Neal Smatresk, president of UNLV, responds to Jim’s recent tweets about research revenue at UNLV.) 
"I’m Neal Smatresk, President of UNLV.  After a period of rapid growth where UNLV never caught up to student demand we faced a huge cut in our budget - we lost $73M in four years - 43% of our state budget.  This was devastating and combined with salary cuts and benefits cuts left us with about 700 full time faculty, down from over 1000 faculty.  Our research faculty brings in grants, train students in cutting edge technologies, and are the fountainhead of innovation in our region, but we are struggling to keep them when they are getting great offers from other states."

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