(Dr. Neal Smatresk, president of UNLV, responds to Jim’s recent tweets about research revenue at UNLV.)
"I’m Neal Smatresk, President of UNLV.
One of the great challenges we have in our city is finding a way to
create a more educated citizenry. 20% of our citizens have higher
degrees. In other states, their targets are 50
– 60 % of the population with a higher ed degree. We have a first generation population that’s very cost sensitive. Big hikes in tuition won’t
lead us to where we have to go. We have to find a way to support our
access mission and grow our work force so that our state can be
competitive with other states and other metros."